Way too many SO2R operations are fake. That is, too often, the robot CQ
machine is left on only to hold a frequency while the live operator is
running on a different band. Even with the cursed Skimmer and other
automated nonsense, it is very difficult to work a robot. I can hear the
robot station, but no one is at home there.
I hear many contest CQs that leave so little listening time between CQ
transmissions that sending my call sign takes longer than his listening
pause. Ah ha, a robot.
I guess there are stations equipped to hold frequencies with a robot on
SEVERAL bands at once.
With Skimmers, fake spots, SO5R, multiple remote stations, log-washing, and
other polution operations, today is certainly not my simple fun teenage
years of ham radio contesting (1950s). 73,
Charly, K4VUD, now HS0ZCW
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