Listening to traditional beacon does not differ from listening to other
stations just tuning down the band. But using the RBN includes:
- an Internet access
- sending commands (a filter for a particular call-sign) to the RBN network,
i.e. requesting an assistance from RBN
- sending a CQ
- receipt of actually RST reports from several remote receivers (actually
with with R and T omitted, but it is still RST).
Traditional beacons don't assess other signals and don't send RST reports
----- Original Message -----
From: "Radio K0HB" <email@example.com>
To: "RT Clay" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 2:45 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Assisted or not assisted question (yet again)
> The builder/operator of a traditional beacon is just as much an
> as the builder/operator of a reverse beacon.
> 73, de Hans, K0HB
> -----Original Message-----
> From: RT Clay
> Just listening for beacon stations to see if a band is open is ok however
> because no one is helping you.
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