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Re: [CQ-Contest] Self spotting

Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Self spotting
From: Jan Erik Holm <sm2ekm@telia.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 06:52:12 +0100
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Tree wrote:
> "Finally we got spotted and then the rate jumped from 0 to 100 in the 
> blink of an eye."
> Wow.  That's a big change.  Probably when the pileup started - it 
> attracted enough attention that even those not on packet knew something
> was up.  If someone is off in a weird direction and isn't able to attract
> attention with their small signal - having a spot certainly enables them
> to start making QSOs.
> I wouldn't think someone from VE8 is likely to be a top ten score and 
> the reason they are on the air is to give people a clean sweep.  Is this
> a case where a self spot or two wouldn't be  bad thing?
> 73 Tree N6TR
There is absolutely no case where a single self spot wouldn´t
be bad. I repeat "not a single one" period!


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