[CQ-Contest] cq self spot

Jorge Diez - CX6VM cx6vm.jorge at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 08:57:16 EST 2017

There's a big difference

The first one improve your skills, you must learn about propagation,
know where to point your antennas, etc etc etc

The other one not

So what's next, why we use radios? If we can do all over internet, no
qsb, no qrn, we do not need to spend time and money building stations
and improving with better antennas, just connect to internet, choose a
nickname more funny than our callsigns and go...

For DX what´s the next step?  JT65 with a software that do the QSOs
alone for us while we are working?


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> El 26 feb. 2017, a las 08:08, Charles Harpole <hs0zcw at gmail.com> escribió:
> 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.
> 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?
> 73
> Charly, HS0ZCW
> PS, do big clubs have private, members only, spotting facilities?
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