[CQ-Contest] The French must be Really Fond of their HQ Station

Francisco Costa, CT1EAT listas_ct1eat at sapo.pt
Sun Jul 12 08:11:08 PDT 2009

Hi all

How about DK8NC spots???
I do belive that something must be made,
but I don't know either the solution.
Probably the best thing is educate people,
but I'm sure many will say that I'm naif...

73 F.Costa, CT1EAT

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De: "Bokverket" <info at bokverket.com>
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Enviado: domingo, 12 de Julho de 2009 12:49
Assunto: [CQ-Contest] The French must be Really Fond of their HQ Station

The 2009 IARU is closing, I watch the spots stroll by...  I notice a large
of stations who manage to hear a station in their own country. Can't tell if
this is getting more common the previously, but getting more and more
curious I see a large number of spots of the French HQ station TM0HQ from
French stations. Certain deep analysts may shed light on these spotters, I
am sure they are not operators of the station since that would violate rule
6.5, as we all know. But I do a quick analysis, using the DX Summit's search
function (anybody can do this in five minutes), and find that

-- about half of the 320--330 spots of TM0HQ are from French stations

-- more than half a dozen of these spotters did not spot any other station
during the contest, or possibly one or two others, but managed to hear TM0HQ
on several bands. This even though several seemed to be active spotters of
DX at other times.

Chers amis Francois, don't feel singled out. I am sure that a complete
cross-analysis of spots from the same country would yield lots of
interesting data.

Guys, we got to come up with some simple rule to combat this. Any
suggestions? Here are a few:

-- Spots from same country discouraged (problems with large countries)?

-- A declaration from participants that "I have not knowingly encouraged
friends to spot me during the contest"?

-- A letter or email from the contest checkers to spotters asking them for
an explanation?



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