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Re: [CQ-Contest] Spotting

To: vo1he@rac.ca
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Spotting
From: Alan Zack <k7acz@cox.net>
Reply-to: k7acz@cox.net
Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2006 16:15:46 -0800
List-post: <mailto:cq-contest@contesting.com>
It would also help or encourage people to go to rare DX locations.  A 
DXpedition couldn't justify the expense and trouble if they sat and 
called CQ all day with a few S&P stations lucky enough to come across 
them answering their CQ.  By being spotted they will get more contacts 
and thus a higher score.  I can remember sitting portable DU calling CQ 
Contest for maybe 10 minutes with no replies, then one JA answered me, 
then in the next few minutes I had a mini pileup of JA's and HL's.  I'm 
sure it was because someone spotted me even if I didn't ask for them to 
do so.  Maybe I just sounded lonely.

Paul J. Piercey wrote:

>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: cq-contest-bounces@contesting.com 
>>[mailto:cq-contest-bounces@contesting.com] On Behalf Of David 
>>Robbins K1TTT
>>Sent: December 23, 2006 14:49
>>To: cq-contest@contesting.com
>>Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Spotting
>>>I beats me why anyone actively engaged in a contest who 
>>finds a rare 
>>>multiplier by S&P would want to alert his competitors so 
>>that they can 
>>>also work the rare mult !!
>>Alerting competitors is a side effect we pay for having world 
>>wide connectivity on the network today.  Originally the 
>>networks were partitioned and used to alert fellow club 
>>members of new multipliers to help them and the club aggregate score.
>This may have been a valid reason before the greatly expanded cluster
>network but now, with world wide availability and connectivity,I too have
>wondered why anyone would want to help another competitor. Then it occurred
>to me... not everyone is out to win.
>73 -- Paul VO1HE
>CQ-Contest mailing list

Alan Zack
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