[CQ-Contest] arrl dx cw spotting report

Paul J. Piercey p.piercey at nl.rogers.com
Thu Feb 25 11:12:24 PST 2010

This might be a reason as to why self spotting might be a better way to go.
Only allow self spots once per hour or once per band change; whatever. I'm
sure the software can be configured to reject any duplicate spots and
regulate how often a spot is posted. It seems that since spotting is a way
of life for some folks in contesting now, it may as well be a pro-active
facet instead of relying on others to get your info correct. It would
certainly clear up bad spots, false spots, cheerleading, etc; unless you
can't type in your own callsign correctly.

Thanks -- Paul VO1HE

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com 
> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Gerry Lynch
> Sent: February 25, 2010 17:53
> To: cq-contest at contesting.com; 'Barry'
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] arrl dx cw spotting report
> > 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.
> We had finally managed to scare up a mini JA run on 160 from 
> G6PZ around their sunrise time in the last few hours of WWCW 
> last year, and were particularly hoping that maybe a few 
> other Far East mults would call in.
> Then we got bust spotted (and given the nature of the bust, I 
> would guess possibly by an hyperactive skimmer feed) as 
> EG6PZ. By the time we began to fight clear of the wall of 
> semi-local 50 over 9 Eu dupes, all the JAs were gone.
> Were we ever likely to be a station in the Balearics rather 
> than the bust of a well known English multi-op who has been 
> blasting your ears out for the past two days?  I suppose 
> after 45 hours in the chair, people weren't thinking all that 
> rationally. 
> 73
> Gerry GI0RTN
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