[CQ-Contest] Spots and Success in the WRTC - a little data for discussion

Robert Chudek - K0RC k0rc at citlink.net
Mon Jul 19 12:41:42 PDT 2010

QSL Hank... 

I think the "internal rules" of the Skimmers will be important to sort out the different results. I know they have different settings before spotting a station. So there would be an impact on the number of reported spots if different Skimmers were set to different parameters.

It's possible if there is no consistency in the "requirement to be spotted" this will invalidate the data collected to some point, and maybe the results would be completely useless for this comparison. I dunno... someone with more RBN knowledge (and the actual configuration of the RBN during the contest) will need to chime in.

73 de Bob - KØRC in MN

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Hank Garretson 
  To: Robert Chudek - K0RC 
  Sent: Monday, July 19, 2010 1:17 PM
  Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Spots and Success in the WRTC - a little data for discussion

    As far as I know, the RBN spots any station it hears sending two CQs and a
    callsign. If they only sent one CQ and a callsign, I don't think this would
    satisfy the RBN spot filter.  (Pete, correct me if this isn't true).

  Good Afternoon Bob,

  Not true in my experience.  I just finished some antenna work and used RBN Compare to evaluate antenna modifications.  CQ is not necessary.  To keep people from answering me, I sent TESTING W6SX W6SX W6SX W6SX TESTING and got plenty of hits.   

  Thanks for all the Q's

  Ski Exuberantly,

  Hank, W6SX

  Mammoth Lakes, California

  Elevation 8083 feet in John Muir's Range of Light

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