Do contesters still use packet as opposed to the internet? With the latter
I have a wide choice of data sources. With the former it always seemed to
me that local clusters were prone to get overloaded during a contest. I
have not seen that with the internet clusters we've been using. And, with
the internet I can access multiple clusters just in case one of them goes
As to "whether to use" the information...that's another topic :-)
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> I've long been an advocate for shutting down all packet during
> major (TBD) contests. So far, support for this idea has been
> nonexistent. Maybe it isn't as important now that we can access
> spotting data via the internet.
> In the past, nodemeisters had the power to elimnate their contest
> competition merely by locking 'em out of their cluster. It happened
> to me. It could happen again to anyone who wants to do a serious
> multiop without internet access.
> I'm not one to negate techincal progress and I envy those who
> have found new ways to make bigger scores through tech innovation.
> BUT local packet did and maybe still does give too much
> power to the node sysop.
> Shields up.
> Bill K6KM
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