SDRs do help in contesting

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Got a surprise in the mail today even though I have been off the air for awhile.  Received a 1st place cert in WWA for the 160M ARRL contest.  :)  SDRs are a big aid in finding stations you may have otherwise missed.
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Tim Hill - KI6LSB

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Hi Greg, 

I am getting ready for the SSB Contest tomorrow and Flex 6500 is definitely a game changer.

Tim - KI6LSB

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Greg

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Have fun Tim!  If you are not having fun you should be doing something else. :)
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Ernest - W4EG

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Greg,
Great to see you back on the forum. I asked about you several months back; and here you are again. Welcome back.
And congratulation on the 160m contest award.
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Greg

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Never left it...like to see how things are progressing. Thanks!
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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Way to go, Greg!  I don't think I will be doing the ARRL SSB Sweepstakes.  And I was busy last weekend for that contest.  I'm saving up my points for the CQWW CW next weekend, I hope!
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Tim Hill - KI6LSB

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Great job Greg!!!
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Greg - K5GJ, Elmer

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Congrats Greg! I agree these FLEX-6000s are "da Bomb" for low band contesting. Found this in the mail this week too.... 73, Greg - K5GJ
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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That makes three 160 Meter section champions for Flexers so far!
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Simon Lewis

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Tim .. how do you do that across screens... ??
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Ernest - W4EG

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It looks like 2 monitors side by side stretched across one another to monitor most of the band.
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Tim Hill - KI6LSB

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Hi Simon, I have a Duel Video card in my Computer that let's me do that, I can see the whole band at one time.

Tim - KI6LSB
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Simon Lewis

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ahh so you simple extend the screen??  I thought you had something clever going on .. I saw some software mentioned that managed the extension better .. thanks for the info Tim .. good luck in the contests!
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For computers without multiple monitor outputs, there is the Matrox DualHead2Go/TripleHead2Go range, It appears to the PC as a single screen (very wide) so you can connect up to 3 monitors. I have used them a few times and they work well. Better than the USB video adaptors that can be quite laggy.
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Greg

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Nice job Greg. Same category too.
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EA4GLI - 8P9EH - Salvador

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Congrats champs!!