[CQ-Contest] Packet Cluster Practices

Alan Zack k7acz at cox.net
Wed Oct 5 03:46:25 EDT 2005

You evidently don't have a PACKET CLUSTER alarm to alert you when a 
designated DX station is spotted.  I find it to be a PITA when the alarm 
goes off with a needed spot only to find someone is saying "where is he?" or 
"can't hear him here".  If your rig was broken or the antenna disconnected 
you wouldn't be able to hear anyone, not just K7C.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Coleman" <aa4lr at arrl.net>
To: "Alan Zack" <k7acz at cox.net>
Cc: "Richard Zalewski" <dick.w7zr at gmail.com>; "Cq-Contest" 
<cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 5:57 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Packet Cluster Practices

> On Oct 3, 2005, at 12:12 AM, Alan Zack wrote:
>> What I really hate is people reporting they DON'T hear the DX!
> Actually, I find that useful. During the K7C expedition, I often  could 
> not hear the station at all. I wondered if my rig was broken,  or my 
> feedline disconnected. To realise that other people could not  hear either 
> is quite helpful.
> The type of stuff that's completely useless is the comments directed 
> toward the DX. Do they really think that K7C is spending any time 
> watching the messages in the packetcluster?
> Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr at arrl.net
> Quote: "Not within a thousand years will man ever fly!"
>             -- Wilbur Wright, 1901

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