[CQ-Contest] Self spotting rationale

Ward Silver hwardsil at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 08:29:10 PDT 2009

Soliciting QSOs has to be done "by amateur means" (thus eliminating solicitation via the Internet) and on the bands allowed for the contest (which for HF contests, eliminates solicitation on VHF/UHF bands).  Remember that we're talking about soliciting QSOs, not exchanging information (spotting) about the contest.  So like the VHF cluster or Internet spotting network, a 2 meter FM voice net is fine, as long as you don't ask guys to "come down and work me on 75 meters" or ask if anybody has heard such-and-such section, etc etc etc.

73, Ward N0AX

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