[CQ-Contest] Self spotting rationale
Steve Sacco NN4X
nn4x at embarqmail.com
Wed Jul 29 15:09:23 PDT 2009
Personally, I think we're supposed to use our Amateur gear to
solicit/work contacts during contests.
Self-spotting does an end-run around that, and partially negates all the
hard, unfair work required to provision and build a station large enough
to be well heard.
Of course, the cq-contest-lawyers will jump up and down, and say things
like "Well! What about people who announce they'll be on the air from
[some exotic place] as [some exotic call] during the contest? Isn't
THAT the same thing? Isn't it?"
*Yawn* Maybe, maybe not. At least it's not done during the 'test.
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