[CQ-Contest] Spotting - not

Ed Sawyer sawyered at earthlink.net
Tue Feb 21 09:44:53 EST 2017

Peter, if that's the case, then there are A LOT of people still just using
DX Summit and not cluster nodes based on the timing of "packet pile-ups" vs
DX Summit spots.  Those pile-ups should not exist if the DX Summit spot is
duplicating what is already on the user's band map.


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Voelpel [mailto:dj7ww at t-online.de] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 9:19 AM
To: sawyered at earthlink.net; 'CQ-Contest'
Subject: RE: [CQ-Contest] Spotting - not

As I understand, the cluster network is connected with the RBN and so all
cluster nodes get the same number of spots unless there are filters set.
I does not matter whether is is a packet, web or RBN originated spot.

Peter, DJ7WW

-----Original Message-----
From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Ed

When I say that I wasn't spotted on DX Summit, it has NOTHING to do with
RBN.  I of course was picked up on RBN.  It obvious within 2 of 3 CQs there
is a pile that dies down after maybe 5 - 10 mins.


What I am referring to is DX Summit.  Remember DX Summit?  It's the place
that picks up the manual spots.  

Those that doubt it, ask yourself this?   With skimmers populating bandmaps
constantly, why would you all of a sudden get what sounds like a packet
cluster pileup after having been on a frequency for over an hour?  Its
because it's a packet cluster pileup - from a manual spot.  

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