[CQ-Contest] List of WRTC stations / Results /Overspottinganditsimpact

Zack Widup w9sz.zack at gmail.com
Tue Jul 13 20:59:32 PDT 2010

The sad thing about spotting is that at this time, as far as I know, it
cannot be regulated. All you can do is gather info on spots after the
contest like K1TTT does and try to make some assumptions from it. Even
those don't prove anything. They just leave big question marks.

Until there is a time when the entire packet system is overhauled and
everyone who posts a spot is positively identified, we'll have to live with
it. And I gather that would be a major undertaking.

73, Zack W9SZ

On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 7:16 PM, Paul O'Kane <pokane at ei5di.com> wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Radio K0HB" <kzerohb at gmail.com>
> > There was no impact, Rob.  LU5DX has decided to create
> > a controversy where none exists,
> No impact - where the number of spots for each team
> varied from 1 to 121?  Of course there was an impact.
> Look at the results.  A single additional spot for
> ES5TV/ES2RR could have made them winners.  One fewer
> spot for RW1AC/RA1AIP could have dropped them to
> second place.
> Spotting is the most significant unregulated factor in
> preventing WRTC being a true measure of the operating
> skills of each team.
> Can it be regulated?  If not, we will have the same
> controversy next time.
> 73,
> Paul EI5DI
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