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Subject: [CQ-Contest] SS CW thoughts
From: Georgek5kg@aol.com (Georgek5kg@aol.com)
Date: Wed Oct 30 17:53:48 2002
In a message dated 10/30/2002 10:38:00 PM Greenwich Standard Time, 
tree@kkn.net writes:

> 1. Use of packet.  Packet continues to be one of those double edged swords.
> It can be abused, but it can also help encourage activity.  Lots of people 
> get caught up in trying to complete their cleansweep and use packet as an 
> aid.  Obviously, if you use this aid, make sure you chose the right 
> category
> when sending in your log.  Also, if you are spotting stations, make sure 
> you
> are an "equal opportunity spotter".  It wouldn't be right if one station 
> ends
> up with some kind of advantage because he was spotted ten times as many 
> times
> as the competition.  I am sure they wouldn't want to win because of that 
> either.

I got flamed a couple of years ago by putting out many many spots without 
including section information.  The flames came from a few stns who were 
using the spots to find sweeps.

If I go assisted (still undecided), I will continue to put out spots without 
sections for two reasons:  1.) I don't want the bother of having to enter 
section info into the spot, and 2.) I don't believe that the section info 
should be included in the spot info; the section should be learned during the 


George I. Wagner, K5KG
Productivity Resources LLC
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