[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
CWMAN...I'D RATHER WORK CW!!!
"Je mange donc je suis."
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