[CQ-Contest] arrl dx cw spotting report
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.
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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