[CQ-Contest] ARRL DX CW Spots

Mike Gilmer, N2MG n2mg at eham.net
Sat Apr 12 08:20:59 EDT 2003

> > While the thread is on spots again, here is some data from
> > the ARRL DX contests.  On the CW weekend, there were
> > spots made by 24 US calls that were not actively licensed
> > by the FCC.  A second posting follows for the SSB test.
> This data is next to meaningless to me.  Have you ever gone to DX Summit
> put out a spot through the web interface?  It asks you to type your call
in as
> the spotting station.  How many people type their own call correctly 100%
> the time, especially in the heat of a contest?

Hell, they cannot even register on eHam with the correct call...

However, IMO, what looks like a great number of "bogus" calls being
associated with just a few DX stations being spotted is more than a little

73 Mike N2MG

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