[CQ-Contest] Log checking questions

Tom Osborne w7why at verizon.net
Fri Dec 16 12:33:21 EST 2005

Sometimes when CQ'ing gets slow, I like to go to a different band and start 
at the bottom and tune up.  when I find a good mult, I can type it into the 
logger window, and with the self spot feature here, it puts it in my bandmap 
when I turn the VFO knob (note I'm not hooked to telenet).  When I get a 
bunch of good mults in the bandmap, I switch to that band and start working 
them.  I can click on the mult and it puts my rig on their frequency and 
inserts the call into the log.  If you looked at my log, it would probably 
look like I was using telenet, even though I wasn't.

The last few contests I worked, I did use the telenet (and made note of it 
in my entry), but it was mostly because I just got the CAT hooked up and was 
playing with a new toy.  Didn't see where it would help in the long run as I 
actually spent a lot of time screwing around in a pileup where I probably 
wouldn't have if I wouldn't have been using it.

But as far as anyone using it, I don't care one way or another--to each his 
own I guess.  I'm not going to win anything here anyway, and now I just get 
in to have fun and work some DX and old friends.  But if it is as one poster 
said, "Cheaters have been caught", I have never seen mention of it anywhere. 
Who are they?  73 and Merry Christmas!


>for a fact that there are quite a few  local "casual" contesters in >my 
>area who have absolutely no idea that
> looking at DX spots puts you into the "assisted" category. 

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