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

Roger G3SXW g3sxw at btinternet.com
Wed Mar 3 17:41:24 PST 2010

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73 de Roger/G3SXW.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Roger G3SXW" <g3sxw at btinternet.com>
To: "David Kopacz" <david.kopacz at aspwebhosting.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 1:35 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Reverse Beacon Network - too much success?

> David - well said. Some folks have noticed that I've stopped DXpeditioning 
> this past year or so. There are several causes of course, but the main one 
> is that I don't enjoy the operating any more, mainly due to packet 
> pile-ups which instantly attract point & click incompetent operators. It's 
> time for a review of DX Cluster: logins; filtering out specified 
> call-signs (I would ask sysops to blank any spots for me on DXpedition); 
> converting spot frequencies into band/mode plus a dozen other 
> improvements. DX Cluster has never been modernised.
> 73 de Roger/G3SXW.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "David Kopacz" <david.kopacz at aspwebhosting.com>
> To: "Paul O'Kane" <pokane at ei5di.com>; <CQ-Contest at contesting.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 4:14 PM
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Reverse Beacon Network - too much success?
>>> 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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