HAM Radio 101

What is “Moving Multipliers?”

An operating technique where one asks over the air for a station that is a multiplier (e.g., a new country, state or section) to move (QSY) to a different band so that an additional multiplier can be added to one’s score. To be done successfully, there must be propagation between the stations on the new band, and the asking station must be able to move quickly. It is not good contest etiquette to ask a CQing station with a pileup to move bands, but even rare DX that comes back to your own CQs is fair game for this technique. For contests like SS and WPX that only count multipliers once (instead of once per band) this does not apply.


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