What you are missing is the fact that Cluster spots have increased your
QSO rate very significantly, compared with the pre-Cluster days.
Increased dupes, unfortunately, come along for the ride. Perhaps you
had 350 dupes out of 5K QSOs, but go back 25-30 years and see how many
total QSOs you had compared with a recent contest.
Technology marches on, whether you like it or not. Would you prefer to
go back to your tube rig, bug, and paper log with OpAid 6?
> N6TJ wrote: It's late, and now every time I read the word DUPE, it's
> increasingly looking like I wrote DOPE.
> Leave "DUPE"! It makes us Slavs laugh as it means "ASS" in our languages
> "DOPE" could be better associated with schizofrenic SO2R and 48 hours awake
> madness. Just survived 24 hours of two independent audio streams as WRTC
> I am glad our hobby has K1JT, K1TTT and other tech gurus! CQ WW made right
> step with advanced EXTREME category. We kept our heads in sand about DX
> Cluster for 25 years and now comes surprise about some bad side effects. I
> enjoy spotting and sharing rare DX . In the best tradition of WRTC Olympian
> 73 de Mario, S56A, N1YU, MSc EE retired
> P.S. I am programming again after almost 20 years. It is entirely
> different environment now and I can hardly cope. But I know the change is
> for better as I enjoy freedom of information over internet as never before!
> Long live CW :-(
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Barry Kutner, W2UP Lakewood, CO
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