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

somata90924 at mypacks.net somata90924 at mypacks.net
Thu Oct 31 22:02:16 EDT 2013

WHY in Gods name would anyone do that?

Joe w6vnr

-----Original Message-----
>From: Pete Smith N4ZR <n4zr at contesting.com>
>Sent: Oct 26, 2013 9:04 AM
>To: CQ Contest <cq-contest at contesting.com>
>Subject: [CQ-Contest] Avoiding spotting other stations on your run frequency
>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
>Check out the Reverse Beacon Network at
>blog at reversebeacon.blogspot.com.
>For spots, please go to your favorite
>ARC V6 or VE7CC DX cluster node.
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