[CQ-Contest] Non-rare spots during contest

Mark Bailey kd4d at comcast.net
Fri Dec 5 08:12:41 EST 2003

Hi David:

Well, actually, around here the packet cluster nodes are maintained by
contesters and partially financed by the contesting club.  The fact that
are on except during contests appears to be a fringe benefit!  What are you
calling a "DX Spotting Network?"

During a contest, I want to see every spot of every DX station...every
G3, every DL, etc..  These represent additional points for me.  During
Sweepstakes, I want to see every station, including every IL, every MDC,
etc..  As an operator at a Multi/Multi, or someone operating assisted, I
to try to work them all.


Mark, KD4D

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David L. Thompson" <thompson at mindspring.com>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 5:49 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Non-rare spots during contest

> I say again DX Spotting networks are for spotting rare or semi rare DX.
> major web spotting network does not like their site taken over by non rare
> spots or the ARRL SS.
> True most of us can filter this out but they can't and the poor station
> without this finally resorts to looking at 17 or 12 for spots.   We need a
> new spotting network with a charter to support contests.
> 73 Dave K4JRB
> > Spot ALL the DX -- rare or not.
> >
> > Why? because ALL DX counts for points AND QSO's!  Sure, KP4, G, UR, and
> > are not 'rare'.. but they ARE points and QSO's and trust me..
> >
> > When you've managed to 'wring a band pretty well dry'  ANY new spot or
> > is a GOOD THING! HI.
> >
> > So spot away.. like another poster noted!!
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