[CQ-Contest] Improper packet spotting?

Jan Erik Holm sm2ekm at telia.com
Thu Dec 4 09:08:01 EST 2003

So now you can´t spot certain stations and also you
have to spot in a specific way (ala W3UR), I just
shake my head to it.
Forget it, I will spot any station I feel like spotting,
being a SM2, SM, DL, W2, P5 or whatever I hear on the band.

73 Jim SM2EKM

John Lindmeier wrote:
> 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
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com]On Behalf Of Barry
> Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 7:57 AM
> To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> 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?
> 73,
> Barry W2UP--
> Barry Kutner, W2UP              Internet: w2up at mindspring.com
> Newtown, PA                     Frankford Radio Club

More information about the CQ-Contest mailing list