Per the rules. Self spotting is allowed
OPRG.8. Spotting Assistance in VHF+ contests OPRG.
*8.1. All entrants, regardless of category, are permitted to use spotting
assistance or nets including but not limited to DX-alerting nets, internet
chat rooms, APRS and other packet, reverse beacon networks and repeaters to
identify stations available for contacts and to announce (self-spot) their
availability for contacts. *
OPRG.8.2. Announcements shall be limited to call sign, location, band or
frequency, mode and — if applicable — transmitting sequence and listening
OPRG.8.3. These methods of spotting assistance may also be used to
coordinate antenna peaking prior to initiation of the contact and to
explain contest rules, such as the exchange required, for those who need
OPRG.8.4. Such assistance may not be used to facilitate the completion of
any contact once the contact has commenced. This means such assistance may
not be used to convey receipt or non-
On Fri, Jun 10, 2022 at 10:39 PM Robie Elms <email@example.com> wrote:
> Yes, there is analog activity on 6 m. However it is greatly reduced
since the introduction of FT8. I often listen and don’t hear anyone.
Calling CQ often brings a response. However, I have call CQ frequently to
get any responses. Self spotting helps as well, however self spotting is
not acceptable for contests!
> Robie AJ4F
> > On Jun 8, 2022, at 18:54, Zack Widup <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I'm the same way. I operate portable with no digital. I manage to fit
> > bands into a Saturn Ion. I'm hoping I can make some CW/SSB QSO's on 6m
> > I will probably find some people on 144 or 432 who will run some bands
> > me.
> > 73, Zack W9SZ
> > On Wed, Jun 8, 2022 at 6:47 PM Alan Larson <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> Is there analog on 6 meters in the contests? I ask because I heard
> >> in the sprint. I got on an hour after the start due to finishing up
> >> yard work, and heard nothing but white noise in the vicinity of 50.125
> >> 50.095, as well as tuning around. Apparently the band was closed, as I
> >> don't recall beacons, either. However, I would have hoped for some
> >> contesters.
> >> Perhaps they had all moved to FT8 by that time, or perhaps they never
> >> analog around here. ( I was operating portable from DM43. )
> >> I have seen comments (I think here) that much of 6m has gone digital
> >> the HF+6 rigs and operators doing digital. I operate portable with no
> >> modes. It all has to fit in a VW Jetta. Or, perhaps it is location.
> >> favored CM87 location was just over 1800 feet elevation looking over a
> >> large area, I have found nothing similar available near here.
> >> If anyone knows of good options within reasonable range of DM43bo, I'm
> >> interested.
> >> Alan
> >> 114 degrees predicted for Saturday....
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