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Re: [CQ-Contest] RBN Spots?

To: Eric Gruff <egruff@cox.net>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] RBN Spots?
From: George Dubovsky <n4ua.va@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 16:43:08 -0400
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If you are using N1MM+, you can use the VARYMSG feature in your CQ message
to send your regular short CQ most of the time, but every fourth or fifth
iteration, throw in a long CQ that matches the requirements of RBN.


geo - n4ua

On Mon, May 30, 2016 at 1:18 PM, Eric Gruff <egruff@cox.net> wrote:

> This is hugely helpful. I've been contesting a long time, and never paid
> much attention to being spotted (I just assumed it happened when someone
> liked your call or took pity on you). This past weekend, I operated SOAB
> low
> power, and was spotted less than five times the whole contest despite
> calling CQ for hours (in total). The last two spots were within five
> minutes
> of each other with 30 minutes to go on Sunday afternoon. Other LP stations
> in Southern CA were spotted throughout the contest, and two local hams that
> I know were easily spotted over a dozen times throughout the weekend. I was
> beginning to think that I was being discriminated against until I read this
> string.
> I was calling only "CQ TEST NC6K", and if the responses are correct
> (thanks,
> N4ZR), I sabotaged myself by not using duplicate CQs and my calls.
> Something
> to try next contest - my rate went up appreciably each time I was spotted,
> so I can only agonize over how many Qs and points I caused myself to lose.
> Oh well. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?
> As the commercial says, I wonder what else I've been missing?
> Eric NC6K
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