By Packet Pileup I mean when 200 people click on the spot and they all land and call on the exact same frequency. It sounds like mush on the DX end and makes it very hard for the DX station to pick out a call let alone a single letter. I set my xmit +/- 100hz so i'm not zero beat with the packet guys so i'm easier to copy off the side of the mush. I was just wondering which way I should go with my xmit, high or low.
I feel I have to be more than just 100Hz off to get off the mush.
Of course I have had folks come back to me while I was CQ'ing and tell me I was "100Hz off frequency".
I think some expect everyone to be on nice round numbers.