[CQ-Contest] cq self spot
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Sun Feb 26 06:08:46 EST 2017
What is the difference between a CQ and a self spot?
Both call attention to you, both announce your desire for contacts, both
We in SEAsia seem seldom spotted in contests, maybe due to our low numbers
or remoteness or something. Out of contests, if I did not spot myself, I
could call CQ for a long time because few tune around, I guess. If I have
an hr to enjoy contacts and do not want to waste the first half hour
calling CQ, I send in my own spot.
In contests, why would non-mechanized spots be sent out--that is, why would
a fellow competitor help anyone find the gem he found and thus helping
others score better?
I like the ham spirit, but other than bragging ("Look who I just worked!"),
and ham generosity, why spot at all?
PS, do big clubs have private, members only, spotting facilities?
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