Barry w2up at comcast.net
Sat Jul 17 11:13:19 PDT 2010

What you are missing is the fact that Cluster spots have increased your 
QSO rate very significantly, compared with the pre-Cluster days.  
Increased dupes, unfortunately, come along for the ride.  Perhaps you 
had 350 dupes out of 5K QSOs, but go back 25-30 years and see how many 
total QSOs you had compared with a recent contest.

Technology marches on, whether you like it or not.  Would you prefer to 
go back to your tube rig, bug, and paper log with OpAid 6? 

Barry W2UP

S56A wrote:
> N6TJ wrote:  It's late, and now every time I read the word DUPE, it's 
> increasingly looking like I wrote DOPE.
> Leave "DUPE"!  It makes us Slavs laugh as it means "ASS" in our languages 
> :-)
> "DOPE" could be better associated with schizofrenic SO2R and 48 hours awake 
> madness.  Just survived 24 hours of two independent audio streams as WRTC 
> refree.
> I am glad our hobby has K1JT, K1TTT and other tech gurus!  CQ WW made right 
> step with advanced EXTREME category.  We kept our heads in sand about DX 
> Cluster for 25 years and now comes surprise about some bad side effects.  I 
> enjoy spotting and sharing rare DX .  In the best tradition of WRTC Olympian 
> spirit.
> 73 de Mario, S56A, N1YU, MSc EE retired
> P.S.  I am programming again after almost 20 years.  It is entirely 
> different environment now and I can hardly cope.  But I know the change is 
> for better as I enjoy freedom of information over internet as never before! 
> Long live CW :-(
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Barry Kutner, W2UP             Lakewood, CO

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