[CQ-Contest] Packet Cluster Practices

Tom McAlee tom at klient.com
Wed Oct 5 20:00:36 EDT 2005

> Please reread my original post.

ok, you said:

> 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".

I basically agreed with the first but its the second (the "can't hear him 
here" part) that my response was primarily referencing.

Tom, NI1N

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alan Zack" <k7acz at cox.net>
To: "Tom McAlee" <tom at klient.com>; "Cq-Contest" <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2005 7:33 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Packet Cluster Practices

> NI1N wrote:
> As far as the alarms go, people aren't spotting stations that aren't there
> on random frequencies; they are spotting on a frequency that others have
> already spotted for.  So, the first station that spotted them (who 
> obviously
> CAN hear them) would also set off your packet cluster alarm.  What's the
> problem?
> Then he answered his own question by writing:
> I can see if stations in the USA are saying "nil here" for a station being
> spotted by EU or JA.
> My complaint is with people who spot the DX call then ask where is he?, or 
> will he be on 80 meters today?
> Please reread my original post.

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