[CQ-Contest] The spotting network needs....

Bill Coleman aa4lr at arrl.net
Tue Feb 20 15:41:26 EST 2007

It became abundantly clear this weekend working the ARRL DX at the  
NQ4I M/M that the spotting network needs to have a Mode field. I lost  
count of the number of times I had to delete spots (many of them for  
needed multipliers) that appeared on 40m and 20m, but were for modes  
other than CW.

You certainly can't segregate modes by frequency, since on 40m CW was  
in use over the entire region 1 and 3 band (all 100 kHz), and the CW  
activity washed over the PSK and RTTY hotbeds on 20m.

If we could have filtered the spots by mode, it would have made life  
a lot easier.

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr at arrl.net
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             -- Wilbur Wright, 1901

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