[CQ-Contest] Bad Packet Spots

Gary Sutcliffe ums at nconnect.net
Thu Dec 20 21:52:40 EST 2001

>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

If the guy was using this as a round about way to spot himself I hope he is
sending his call after every contact. There are a lot of packet assisted
ops out there who never verify they work the call spotted.  The self
spotter could end up with a lot of NIL penalty points.

On the other hand, if enough guys log the false spotted call, the log
checking programs may decide it is legit and these clowns will get an extra


Gary, W9XT
Gary Sutcliffe, W9XT          Unified Microsystems
ums at nconnect.net              PO Box 133
http://www.QTH.com/w9xt       Slinger, WI 53086

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