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

John Geiger aa5jg at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 14 06:59:06 PDT 2010

Would it be possible for the individuals who control the main spotting clusters to devise a filter of sorts for the next WRTC, where any spot for a WRTC team call doesn't make it onto the cluster.  I don't know much about the software workings of a cluster, but it seems like something could be done like that.  Maybe set it up so close "busts" also wouldn't show up.  

It might also be interesting in the next WRTC to still do it field day style, but give each time something like a FT450 and a dipole to use.  See what the ops could do with a little pistol setup.  That would really bring out the operating skill in them.

73s John AA5JG

--- On Tue, 7/13/10, Paul O'Kane <pokane at ei5di.com> wrote:

> From: Paul O'Kane <pokane at ei5di.com>
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] List of WRTC stations / Results /Overspottinganditsimpact
> To: "CQ CONTEST" <cq-contest at contesting.com>
> Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 7:16 PM
> ----- 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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