[CQ-Contest] RBN Spots?

Richard Ferch ve3iay at gmail.com
Mon May 30 22:29:25 EDT 2016

In the Wednesday CWTs I use CQ CWT VE3KI as my CQ and TU VE3KI as my TU
message. I send my CQ message, wait a few seconds and if no-one calls, send
my CQ again on the same frequency. My experience doing this is that my call
will be posted by several RBN skimmers as soon as the second short CQ
message is transmitted.

To see spots of my own call sign, using an AR v6 cluster node I set my dx
filter at the cluster node to call={mycall} or (other filter commands that
include skimmer spots) and open the Info window in N1MM+. Spots of my own
call sign show up in red in the bottom part of the Info window, giving me a
good idea of where I am being heard.

CU in the CWTs (1300-1400Z and 1900-2000Z Wednesdays and 0300-0400Z
Thursdays). BTW, the June 8-9 sessions 10 days from now will be special
slow-speed CWT sessions: 20 wpm or slower, as compared with the usual 25-35
wpm most other weeks.

Rich VE3KI

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