[CQ-Contest] cq self spot

Jukka Klemola jpklemola at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 07:13:15 EST 2017

2017-02-26 13:08 GMT+02:00 Charles Harpole <hs0zcw at gmail.com>:

> What is the difference between a CQ and a self spot?
> Both call attention to you, both announce your desire for contacts, both
> are self-promoting.

Basically, there is no difference.

For a CQ on a contest frequency band using the contest transmit mode, it is
a call in the contest.
For a CQ on internet is a CQ on the internet.

The difference comes from the missing internet contest.
Or is there an internet contest where you can call CQ on some cluster

The true contest CQ is from ladies and gentlemen to ladies and gentlemen.

The self spots come from other kinds of sources.
And, the self spots are disguised as honest messages to the good folks.

Why do they need to disguise themselves?

Jukka OH6LI

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