[CQ-Contest] Contest spotting
k7qq at netzero.net
Sun Mar 10 10:16:34 EDT 2013
Let those who like to use Cluster's use them , HOWEVER make it a requirement
that a running station MUST I.D. every contact or be disqualified. I get
rather bent out of shape when some guy in Zone 8 sets on a freq working and
just dit dit for 10 or more Q's then I.D.s at 50 plus wpm.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Gilbert" <xdavid at cis-broadband.com>
To: "Stan Stockton" <wa5rtg at gmail.com>
Cc: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2013 2:37 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Contest spotting
> I'm pretty sure he asked what would happen if nobody used cluster spots,
> and the various online clusters have just about replaced VHF packet
> systems for the great majority of users. I can also guarantee that casual
> contesters are not going to be thinking about setting up remote receivers
> and multiple stations.
> I almost never use spotting clusters simply because I prefer not to, but I
> think it is way more than coincidence that the rise in contesting
> popularity has roughly paralleled the expansion in online clusters of
> various types, whether it's due to casual contesters looking for rich
> fields of DX or casual contesters looking to maximize their fun (making
> contacts) in a short period of time.
> To be honest, I've never understood all this rabid animosity toward
> cluster users. They undeniably add activity to the bands and they compete
> in their own categories. Anyone who disapproves of cluster users loses
> NOTHING from their existence. Every time I see one of these threads I
> picture grumpy, disenfranchised old men lamenting the fact that not
> everyone sees the world through their glasses.
> Dave AB7E
> On 3/9/2013 5:53 PM, Stan Stockton wrote:
>> That is not a reason. If they want to work DX, they will still be there.
>> "Casual contesters" are not competing for anything in the contest. They
>> can use packet, have multiple stations, have receivers a thousand miles
>> away or do anything else they want to work their DX.
>> 73...Stan, K5GO
>> Sent from my iPad
>> On Mar 9, 2013, at 4:14 PM, David Gilbert <xdavid at cis-broadband.com>
>>> Most probably that a very large number of casual contesters, many of
>>> whom are participating primarily to work new DX, would not be there to
>>> give the rest of us contacts.
>>> Dave AB7E
>>> On 3/9/2013 1:06 PM, Tom Osborne wrote:
>>>> What is the downside of nobody using cluster spots in contests? 73
>>>> Tom W7WHY
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