[CQ-Contest] Bad Packet Spots
Mike Gilmer - N2MG
n2mg at contesting.com
Thu Dec 20 10:41:33 EST 2001
Sounds like it could be another clever work around to
a rule. He (or his "alias") didn't spot *himself*,
now did he? ;-)
This could be detected by looking at the spot records
however. Another tool to try to add to the toolbox?
On Wed, 19 December 2001, "Tim Totten, N4GN" wrote:
> I had no less than five cases in the 10-meter contest when I went to a
> packet spot freq and rather than finding the new mult that had been
> spotted, I discovered one rather well-known and experienced European
> contester running on the frequency. The first time it happened, I thought
> "oh well, the mult I expected doesn't seem to be here, but I might as well
> work Mr. Well-Known and Experienced European Contester since I'm already
> here." And so I did.
> But after the second, third, fourth and fifth times this happened, I got a
> bit suspicious. Isn't it interesting that this guy "just happened" to be
> on a frequency where only seconds earlier a rare mult had been spotted?
> Mr. Well-Known wasn't the guy who put out the packet spot, so it wasn't a
> case of him spotting DX that called him. I'm sure he understands that
> practice isn't generally accepted anyway. And it sure seemed odd that I
> never heard any of those five spotted calls later in the contest.
> I didn't keep good enough notes the first three times, so I don't have
> enough evidence to feel comfortable making any accusations. But if anyone
> else noticed this same thing, perhaps we can compare what notes we have.
> You can bet I will start making some better notes in the future,
> especially if I find this same guy under similar circumstances!
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