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

Ron Notarius W3WN wn3vaw at verizon.net
Thu Mar 4 18:38:08 PST 2010

They ask.  That doesn't mean that the would-be spotters will listen.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Tom Osborne
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 9:07 PM
To: CQ-Contest
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Reverse Beacon Network - too much success?

Why couldn't a DX operator just request that no spots be posted for them if 
they don't wish to be spotted.  Seems like it shouldn't be to hard to do. 

> I'm really sorry to hear this. Roger is a very good op, and his 
> DXpeditions
> will be missed.
> I do understand his frustration. Huge zero-beat packet pileups absolutely
> destroyed my rate late at night into EU on 40 and 80 from 9M6LSC in CQWW 
> CW
> last year. Hardly anyone bothered to call 20hz or more off zero-beat. 
> Those
> who did usually got through, even if they were weaker than the zero-beat
> guys. I don't know if it is laziness or stupidity, but it happened
> consistently, and takes much of the pleasure out of being a rare or
> semi-rare station, whether in or out of a contest.

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