[CQ-Contest] Self Spotting

Steve London n2icarrl at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 10:46:47 EST 2017

On 02/26/2017 05:21 AM, Ed Sawyer wrote:
> I personally think Self Spotting is the end of contesting as we know it and
> should NEVER be allowed.

1981: Substitute "Computers" for "Self Spotting"
1987: Substitute "Packet" for "Self Spotting"
2006: Substitute "CW Skimmer" for Self Spotting

> At least with the RBN, a radio does have to pick you up to put it on the
> net.

My "friend" sets up a receiver and CW Skimmer near my station. It 
absolutely will spot me and put the spots on the RBN. You can argue this 
is self spotting, but it is perfectly allowable under the rules. I bet 
it is already happening.

Steve, N2IC

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