[CQ-Contest] Contest spotting

Rex Maner 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.

Rex K7QQ

----- 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> 
>> wrote:
>>> 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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