Richard F DiDonna NN3W richnn3w at verizon.net
Sun Jul 18 08:19:44 PDT 2010

I think the issue of spotting negatively affects only a small proportion of 
operators - namely those who are single ops operating from locations where 
they are the the only or perhaps one of two operators on from that DXCC 
entity for the entire weekend.

Those of us who are competing against several thousand of our fellow 
countrymen would only be so lucky if the 100Q meter was at 250 for hours on 
end such that we could complain about the 100Q meter dropping to 180.

Hell, most US single ops would be thrilled if we have more than 2 hours in 
an entire contest at 180 an hour...

The horse is out of the barn on this one.

73 Rich NN3W

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeff Maass" <jmaass at k8nd.com>
To: "CQ Contest" <CQ-Contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2010 11:28 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] N6TJ AXIOMS OF LIFE

>I invite all competitors of PJ2T to post spots of our call frequently in an
> effort to REDUCE our score. Over and over again!  Send your friends to 
> spot
> us! Please! ;-)
> There are only a few hours in a contest when a new spot does not help the
> rate. During those hours, the pileup is already so deep and raucous that a
> few more callers isn't going to make a difference. If we are LOUD and
> identify often, we avoid the other problems attributed to spots.
> With all due respect to those who have been representing ops on the DX 
> side
> in this discussion (one or two of whom I REALLY respect), in my experience
> they are WRONG on this issue.
> 73,  Jeff K8ND
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