[CQ-Contest] Spotting - not
sawyered at earthlink.net
Mon Feb 20 20:04:16 EST 2017
Apparently, no one wants to spot any more. They think that everyone is
using skimmer so what's the point? I decided to make some notes this time
in ARRL DX.
- When did I start CQing on 80, 40, 20, 15?
- When did I get spotted?
- Did I notice any big burst of calls?
I compared those notes with a look at the DX Summit to see how the spots
Keep in mind that I was likely the ONLY Vermont station CQing for many if
not most of the time.
I found that in MANY cases - I was running for more than an hour, in some
cases, close to 2 hours! Before being spotted. Worked 100 - 300 stations
before being spotted.
I also had a very direct correlation of a noticeable burst of activity when
spotted. That means that there was a noticeable group of people not using
skimmer that were assisted. Why don't those people spot?
If you run assisted, what is your comment?
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