I operated as W1FJ. Upon my request, K1TTT gave me the
spots generating by the W1FJ station.
I spotted 8 DX stations on 7038 QSX 7154 between Mar
4/0753-0807z... and three at 0920z.
This occurred because I configured MM software to
"automagically spot S&P QSOs". It seemed a good idea at the
But, due to some confusion about how MM was configured for
split operations on 40m, MM thought that I was operating S&P
when, in fact, I was running... and so generated these spots
on my TX/RX frequency.
Another station tipped us off that I was generating these
spots, which was the first indication of the problem. I
immediately turned off the auto-spot option on every band.
So, Mal, I guess I'm saying "ooooops", as you put it. It
was a mistake -- just like the mistake I made when I
reversed by VFOs and transmitted below 7100 kHz. I'm sorry
for making these mistakes... and I am glad that someone else
pointed them out quickly.
I am not claiming single-op assisted. We were multi-multi.
-- Eric K3NA
on 06 Mar 6 Mon 14:00 N7MAL said the following:
> How about if you create your own luck by spotting yourself on packet and then
> saying...ooooops.... Or have a nearby neighbor who just happens to be a
> packet-cluster sysop spot you.
> I don't operate in phone contests and I never use the packet-cluster in any
> contest I participate in. At the beginning of the contest I told the cluster
> I didn't want to receive any phone spots. That works pretty well on every
> band except 40 (which is being covered on other threads). Friday night I was
> tuning around below 7025 and watching the cluster. I noticed several
> different stations being spotted on the same frequency, below 7040. A closer
> look revealed the same spotter was spotting those stations. An even closer
> looked showed the QSX frequency was exactly the same for the group of spots.
> This happened several different times by several different stations. I'm sure
> there will be loud and violent explanations for why and how those spots
> happened but I didn't fall off the turnip truck yesterday. When you are
> spotting stations you are working on your run frequencies, it is plain, pure,
> and simple self-spotting.
> p.s. Wonder if those stations will claim single op unassisted?
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