[CQ-Contest] arrl dx cw spotting report

Barry w2up at comcast.net
Thu Feb 25 07:16:21 PST 2010

I wonder how productive that really is, as:
1.  Many stations would log the ZD8, not bothering to listen for an ID.  
Was the LZ smart enough to ID with every QSO?
2.  It will generate many dupes.

I remember once listening to 8P2A running on 15 SSB.  Someone spotted 
him as AP2A (at a time when the band was closed to that part of the 
world) and all hell broke loose.  he had to find a new freq it got so bad.

Barry W2UP

Fabian Kurz wrote:
> K1TTT <K1TTT at ARRL.NET> wrote:
>> [LZ3ND spots]
> This has a log tradition. LZ3ND spots some juicy DX (usually known  
> calls with one letter wrong) on his own frequency and hopes for people  
> to click on the spot and work him.
> While this is intolerable unsportsmaklike conduct, and enough for a DQ  
> IMHO, it goes even further:
> In the 9ACW contest last December I noticed the same, a couple of  
> times. One of the spots was for "ZD8RS"; on the frequency of  
> CT7/LZ3ND. DXsummit confirmed that it was entered from a IP-address  
> from CT. Since this was the 3rd or 4th time that night that I fell for  
> a spot by LZ3ND, I got a little mad and spotted:
> DJ1YFK-@  7004.4 CT7/LZ3ND    not ZD8. Fake spot by LZ3ND.       0121 20 Dec
> And went back to my running frequency a few kHz higher. A few minutes  
> later, a station using the callsign "ZD8RS" (which does not exist)  
> called me! If you have heard LZ3ND's CW signal, you know the  
> characteristic sound he has. ZD8RS sounded very familiar, too. I was  
> baffled. Some people have no shame.
> 73, Fabian DJ1YFK
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Barry Kutner, W2UP             Lakewood, CO

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