[CQ-Contest] The danger of packet/cluster use
Randy Thompson K5ZD
k5zd at charter.net
Fri Oct 29 05:07:44 PDT 2010
Both UZ5UA and US2IR are in my log at or before the time of the spots.
Both of them submitted logs. Since they don't show up as busts for me, they
must have copied my call correctly. Does make one wonder.
The lesson remains the same. It is up to the users of the DX cluster to
make sure they know who they are working. I send my call after every QSO,
so there is no excuse for the errors due to a bad spot.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of
> Robert Chudek - K0RC
> Sent: Friday, October 29, 2010 12:01 AM
> To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] The danger of packet/cluster use
> 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 it.
> > 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
> > 21 Mar Hawaii
> > US2IR 3505.7 KH7D RDXC
> > 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!!!
> > 73,
> > 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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