[CQ-Contest] Improper packet spotting?

John Lindmeier lindmeie at bellatlantic.net
Wed Dec 3 13:35:28 EST 2003

I also noticed this happening.  It started about 30 minutes into the
contest.  Spotting your buddy in the next town so that it will get on to a
cluster in Europe goes against the spirit of the contest.  I agree with
Barry, you should only spot stations that you can work for points.  While
spotting your buddy in the next town may not be aginst the rules, it does
make one wonder if the stations who participated in this activity made
arrangements to do it prior to the contest.  If they did, then maybe they
should be classified multi-single ??

73 - John - K3ZV
Frankford Radio Club

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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Improper packet spotting?

During the contest, I noted a W1 station doing a lot of spotting of
stateside stations, many of whom were his fellow YCCC members.  As a
result of this, one of my fellow FRCers started spotting some of us
(myself included).
Is this an accepted practice?  IMO, it shouldn't be.  One of the
"unwritten" CQWW rules says "active use of packet spotting only." If
you can't work the station being spotted for points, then you
shouldn't spot it, right?
Barry W2UP--
Barry Kutner, W2UP              Internet: w2up at mindspring.com
Newtown, PA                     Frankford Radio Club

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