[CQ-Contest] Self Spotting Rationale (or, The Curmudgeon Awakes)

Michael Coslo mjc5 at psu.edu
Thu Jul 30 08:10:46 PDT 2009

On Jul 29, 2009, at 8:38 PM, Art Boyars wrote:

>   I noticed a few months ago that some reasonable person even holds  
> that the common ethic is that you may not arrange skeds even BEFORE  
> the Test.

And in the spirit of always going too far, is telling someone you are  
going to be in the contest a sked? In an effort to boost participation  
on some lesser used bands, we have some arranged times for certain  
frequencies (although this is for all stations of course). We also  
have a mobile window some KHz below the suggested frequencies for  
likely weak mobiles. All could be considered skeds.

I'm not a fan of spotting, self or otherwise. But we have to be  
careful about the definitions.......

-73 de Mike N3LI -

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