[CQ-Contest] Self spotting rationale

Doug Smith dougw9wi at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 06:17:00 PDT 2009

Robert Chudek - K0RC wrote:
> This isn't a rhetorical question.
> How / why was the "no self spotting" rule created in the first place? Was it a knee-jerk reaction to the introduction of new technology at the time
> spotting networks began to flourish? What actual purpose does this rule serve? Whatever that purpose, is it outdated by technology?

My guess (and this is only a guess) is it was done to protect the spotting network -- it was done out of fear the network would be overwhelmed with 


Doug Smith W9WI
Pleasant View, TN  EM66

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