[CQ-Contest] When do we spot? Should it be required?

XV4Y (Yan) xv4y at nature-mekong.com
Tue Oct 27 19:34:30 EDT 2015


I have no opinion about making spotting mandatory.

However I have one question.
I was operating "classic" this week-end. Hence, no DX cluster allowed.
My goal was just to give points, have fun and hunt for DX (the latter goal not being met due to tough condx).
Many times I run across friends or "rare" DX iike (9V1YC, V84O, V73D...) without callers, I was tempted to spot them on the cluster.
Question to the organizers : Seeing one of my spots "out" on the cluster would it be enough to disqualify me from the "Classic" overlay ?

Yannick DEVOS - XV4Y

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> I would dearly love to see that rule come down about asking to be spotted.
> It would only increase activity and participation, and hopefully allow
> longer runs for smaller stations who might otherwise just shut the rig off
> or go and do household chores when they CQ to dead air repeatedly and have
> worked through pretty well everything spotted. The added benefit to this, in
> my humble opinion, would be that it might give inexperienced operators more
> time running pileups, thus allow them to more easily gain experience, and
> there's no way that's a bad thing!
> I'm not so sure I agree about self-spotting, however. You'd clearly get an
> awful lot of abuse with 'bots posting spots every 5 minutes, etc. 
> I would respectfully suggest removing the prohibition about *asking* to be
> spotted by someone else, and implement a rule about no more than 2
> self-spots per hour, per band. 

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