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Re: [CQ-Contest] cqww rtty (and tqp) spotting report

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] cqww rtty (and tqp) spotting report
From: George Fremin III <geoiii@kkn.net>
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 10:41:05 -0700
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On Fri, Sep 29, 2006 at 11:59:53PM -0000, David Robbins K1TTT wrote:
> =================================================================
> Cheerleader report:
> How this works...  the number in the 'spots' column is how many spots the
> spotter made for that dx station.  the total column is how many spots the
> spotter made that weekend.  and the pct is what percentage of spots the
> spotter made were for only that one station.  so ki5dr made 105 spots over
> the weekend, and 104 of them were for k5na/m.
> spotter       dx              Spots   total   Pct
> KI5DR         K5NA/M  104     105     99.05  mobile in tqp
> WOW! 104 spots in TQP by ki5dr for k5na/m!  that has to be a record of some
> kind!  Oh, and in case you were wondering, the 1 spot not for k5na was a
> typo where he spotted '142' on a frequency of 71000... then of course
> corrected it to be 14271 and the right call.

KI5DR was one of the ops in the K5NA/M effort.


Apparently self spotting is allowed in the Texas QSO party - maybe 
even encouraged.  So this was not against the contest rules. I guess
Scott could have even done those spots logged in as as K5NA and not
broken the contest rules.  

Had I know that self spotting was allowed I guess I would have
made sure the op at my station was doing it and I can only guess
that next year you will see *more* Texas QSO Party spots since 
the rules allow for it.  I keep thinking I will do this contest 
one year - I see now I will need to make sure I that I get the contest
software that I use will spot my call and frequency every time I call CQ.

Just to be clear - I think the TQP leadership should seriously 
reconsider allowing self spotting.

George Fremin III - K5TR

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