[CQ-Contest] Avoiding spotting other stations on your run frequency

Pete Smith N4ZR n4zr at contesting.com
Sat Oct 26 10:04:50 EDT 2013

We're seeing a number of spots on the cluster network that appear to be 
spots of stations people work while running.  Obviously this is 
undesirable.  I've just been reminded that there is one scenario in 
which this can happen, more or less automatically, with N1MM Logger, 
particularly when not using stored messages  If you a) don't hit F1 when 
starting to run and b) Have Spot All S&P QSOs selected on the Config 
menu, then the program will remain in S&P mode, and as you log each 
station its callsign will be spotted.

So please, N1MM users, even if you have no F1 message stored (usually 
where CQ or QRL? would be) Hit F1 before you call your first CQ of a new 
run.  Better yet, store a CQ message (and maybe some others too.

73, Pete N4ZR
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