[CQ-Contest] Self-spotting in-debth

Roberto Rey cwdude at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 16:20:38 EDT 2015

So those little round thingys on radios really turn around? Nooo.. the 

73 de Rob HK3CW
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From: "V. Sidarau" <vs.lists at gmail.com>
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Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 1:55 PM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Self-spotting in-debth

>I like the self-spot idea for 2 reasons, but I am not sure which of them is
> more attractive.
> 1. No need to learn code to take part in a CW contest. As everybody spots
> himself, every spot is error-free. Click on the spot, call the spotter by
> pushing an F-key with your call-sign and if a reply follows, there is a 
> QSO.
> A history file will pre-fill an exchange. Isn't it great?
> 2. 8000 participants is a normal number of participants in a major contest
> nowadays. 8000 self-spots a time is already nice, but 8000 self-spots 
> every
> 10 minutes along with 30 minutes spot life will clog bandmaps and make 
> them
> totally unusable within a few minutes. Let alone cluster nods fed-up to a
> limit right at the start of the contest.
> The useless dead-fed bandmap may force people to forget watching spots and
> learn how to rotate a tuning dial... That's also not bad.
> Now. When the topic started, I thought, it could be a tongue-in-chick
> statement, but there is quite a discussion ongoing...
> Gents, are you serious?
> 73,
> Vlad VE3IAE
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