[CQ-Contest] Bad Packet Spots

Fred Hoffert NA2U maposte at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 20 02:16:51 EST 2001

I haven't used packet in a single-op contest in many, many years, but did so 
in the 10m contest.  Sure, there were the usual number of busted calls.  But 
in number of cases, I grabbed spot immediately and when I got to the 
frequency there was another station running.  At one time there were two 
spots for different stations and when I grabbed them I found the same 
station was running on the frequency and that station's callsign was not the 
one spotted either time.

I remember using packet in my very early contest days when I was running 
(VERY rare at that time) and I spotted a station that answered my CQ.  The 
usual rush came to the frequency.  One of my fellow club members called me 
and said, "Please don't do that."  I caught on pretty quick.  Never did it 
again.  It seems that is what occurred with these spots.  So..."Please don't 
do that>"


"Je mange donc je suis."

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