[CQ-Contest] Reverse Beacon Network - too much success?

Neal Campbell nealk3nc at gmail.com
Wed Mar 3 16:58:45 PST 2010

The junk comes from the DX Summit/internet sites, not the dxcluster sites as
we monitor and prohibit abusers. Those that allow the Summit to feed spots
are responsible for monitoring that and turning them off when it gets out of
hand (and I know some that do).

Neal Campbell
Abroham Neal Software
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On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 11:14 AM, David Kopacz <
david.kopacz at aspwebhosting.com> wrote:

> > I hope it wouldn't take another 20 years until freely adopted
> > as with DX Cluster.
> -The contesters who have freely adopted DX Cluster are those
> -who don't know, or don't care, about the difference between
> -the internet and amateur radio.
> Incidentally, I think this has had a big impact on DX'ing as well.
> At least for me, it has taken the spark out of DX hunting. Gone are the
> days of tuning the band and finding that rare DX station calling CQ or
> just finishing a QSO with someone else and you get to work him before
> the crowd.
> Sure, it still happens, but far less than days gone past.
> Now, it's almost certain some noob is going to spot the DX and cause a
> massive pileup thereby preventing his/her peanut whistle and wire from
> having a chance to work the DX him/her self. I always wonder why people
> spot DX before they have worked the DX themselves. I guess some simply
> can't help themselves.
> With all of the crap being posted on the DX cluster it's really time the
> cluster is made a closed system, requiring proof of a license and a
> login for accountability in order to gain access.
> David ~ KY1V
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