Here we share a useful technique to help log that DX station when operating with low-power. This is the scenario, the DX station announces that he must take a break (i.e. take a phone call, dog needs to go out, bathroom visit, refill coffee cup, grab a snack, answer the door, ...) and will be return.
This represents an opportunity for the savvy lower-power station since this announcement will cause the pile-up size to immediately diminish. Time (and human nature) is on your side since the longer the DX station is off-the-air the fewer people will stay tuned to the frequency. Why?
- As soon as the station stops calling, many people will leave the frequency in search of DX stations that are on-the-air.
- Reported spots for the DX will start to age off and no new spots will be posted.
- People tuning up-and-down searching for DX will not stop on the frequency since there is no DX calling.
We have used this technique with success and it can help you too.
Good DX and 73, NJ2X
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