On 70 MHz we are in a somewhat unique situation that often split operation has to be used. On direct propagations this is not a big issue. But on random meteor scatter things are different.
Therefore I suggest that we invent and confirm the following CQ split method:
Calling CQ QRG means that the caller till keep on TXIng on the existing QRG but will listen on QRG, e.g.:
- I call "CQ 950" on 70,270. This means I will keep on TXing on 70,270 MHz but will listen on 69,950 MHz
- Someone is calling "CQ 265" on 69,950 MHz. This means that "someone" will keep on TXing on 69,950 MHz but listen for me on 70,265 MHz
This ALSO means that:
- calling CQ where QRG is above 500 refers to 69,qrg MHz.
- the normal CQ QRG QSY principle is not used on 70 MHz.
OK, I like random much more than skeds I must admit.
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