Skimmers will be the standard tool at the time WRTC 2014 will take place,
but the good thing about skimmers is that anyone can use them, and skimmers
do not miss any calls... so this is a much more fair system than the
clusters we today use. The cheerleading will be a memory of the past ;)
73 de R3/SM6LRR, Mats
2010/7/14 Vladimir Sidorov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Nice dreams, but it's too late.
> The animal is out. It's called, skimmers.
> Even if there are no usual web or VHF clusters, people will turn their
> skimmers on to look for WRTC calls.
> Vladimir VE3IAE
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mats Strandberg" <email@example.com>
> To: "Henk Remijn PA5KT" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: <CQ-Contest@contesting.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 10:29 AM
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] List of WRTC stations / Results /Overspotting,and
> its impact
> > Well, that is also a valid comment Henk!
> > Yes, the insertion into badcall would be a good variant.
> > On the other hand, it would also be a good exercise for DXers to
> > regain the capability of finding a callsign without a cluster.
> > This art seems to me a memory of the past, now when everyone seem to
> > deserve
> > a laid table... with lots of delicious DX meals served without the effort
> > of
> > actually finding the DX in the conventional way.
> > To simply press the DX call through the cluster does not really make me
> > enjoy the QSO, but I am maybe an old-fashioned DXer... at the age of 44
> > 73 de R3/SM6LRR, Mats
> > 2010/7/14 Henk Remijn PA5KT <email@example.com>
> >> From contest point of view that would be nice.
> >> However for DX-ers who are insterested in working new prefix, new
> >> countries, trying to earn t-shirts, make EME qso, explore new modes, etc
> >> ,etc the cluster is very useful.
> >> So do we need to shutdown the cluster for a minority of the users? I
> >> dont think so.
> >> What might have helped here, was to put the WRTC calls in the badcall
> >> lists of clusters. I am sure that for at least most spider and ve7cc
> >> clusters this could have been arranged.
> >> 73 Henk PA5KT
> >> Op 14-07-2010 8:03, Mats Strandberg schreef:
> >> > My personal opinion is that our major contests also would benefit from
> >> > "technical maintenance" and temporary shut-down of clusters...
> >> >
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