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Re: [CQ-Contest] Self spotting versus cheerleading

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Self spotting versus cheerleading
From: PD2R <pd2r.maarten@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 17:47:49 -0700 (PDT)
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Tree-3 wrote:
> I have spoken before about this situation where I was at TI1C in the CQ WW
> contest trying to work weak DLs on 15 meters.  If there was one or two of
> them calling, I could work them.  However, as soon as I got spotted, there
> were 200 of them calling and it was impossible to deal with them.  I would
> QSY up the band and call CQ - and the "normal pattern of activity"
> resulted
> which meant I had one or two of them calling at a time.  This was great 
> until I got spotted again and the pack showed up.  I finally gave up and 
> ran USA stations instead.  Their loss.

Am I missing something here? Stations from a different continent are worth 3
points and US stations 2.
So wouldn't that make it your loss to?

I'm not sure where I stand on this self spotting issue. You could be right
that the number of spots would be overwhelming that nobody benefits from it.
It could level the playing field.
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