[CQ-Contest] The danger of packet/cluster use
Robert Chudek - K0RC
k0rc at citlink.net
Thu Oct 28 17:00:33 PDT 2010
hmmm... looks fishy to me... two Ukraine spots within 12 minutes of each
other. Neither of which show up in your (revealed) log segment as
worked. Or do they show up in your log properly but specifically having
posted a bad spot?
73 de Bob - KØRC in MN
On 10/28/2010 6:22 PM, Randy Thompson K5ZD wrote:
> I received my log checking report for the 2010 Russian DX Contest the other
> day. These guys do a very high level of log checking and I commend them for
> I found the following in my report.
> 3.5 CW 03:35 UA6LCN 743 RO KH7D in UA6LCN log
> 3.5 CW 03:36 RA6YDX 744 AD KH7D in RA6YDX log
> 3.5 CW 03:37 VA3OBR 747 094 KH7D in VA3OBR log
> 3.5 CW 03:38 S51DX 751 798 KH7D in S51DX log
> 3.5 CW 03:41 UW1M 757 1438 KH7D in UW1M log
> 3.5 CW 03:43 LZ4TX 761 755 KH7D in LZ4TX log
> 3.5 CW 03:43 UU6JJ 760 898 KH7D in UU6JJ log
> 3.5 CW 03:44 US2WU 762 411 KH7D in US2WU log
> 3.5 CW 03:46 CR6K 768 1607 KH7D in CR6K log
> 3.5 CW 03:48 4O3A 775 1750 KH7D in 4O3A log
> ............... 775 1750 Correct exchange is 1751
> 3.5 CW 03:48 RF3C 773 MA KH7D in RF3C log
> 3.5 CW 03:49 DL5KUT 777 732 KH7D in DL5KUT log
> 3.5 CW 03:50 P3F 778 2025 KH7D in P3F log
> 3.5 CW 03:51 RM3Q 781 VR KH7D in RM3Q log
> 3.5 CW 03:52 DF0SAX 785 527 KH7D in DF0SAX log
> 3.5 CW 03:56 RU3LA 795 SM KH7D in RU3LA log
> 3.5 CW 03:57 IK4RQE 798 243 KH7D in IK4RQE log
> Given that all of the QSOs are in relatively short order, it would appear a
> bad packet spot was to blame. Sure enough, a search on DX Summit reveals
> the following.
> UZ5UA 3505.7 KH7D 0344
> 21 Mar Hawaii
> US2IR 3505.7 KH7D RDXC 0332
> 21 Mar Hawaii
> This is a great example of how blindly (no relation to the running thread on
> blind skimmer) following spots can cost you points.
> Pay attention to what you spot and make extra sure the people you work are
> who you think they are! And don't use the cluster if you are claiming to be
> single operator!!!
> Randy, K5ZD
> PS - The RDXC penalizes ME for all of the QSOs where someone packet-logged
> my call incorrectly. That seems unfair, but that's another story.
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