[CQ-Contest] cq self spot

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Sun Feb 26 11:20:03 EST 2017

Online games are very sophisticated.  You could program in long path, 
turning antennas, allowing a competitor to change antennas, heights and 
on and on.  It would be fantastic for learning and getting people 
involved in the real deal.

You are only going to get people that have some interest in the magic of 
the airwaves.  Plenty of people in the USA get a license and never get 
on the air.  Why?  That is one thing the ARRL is trying to identify and 
fix.  I wish them well.


On 2/26/2017 7:57 AM, Jorge Diez - CX6VM wrote:
> 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?
> 73,
> Jorge
> Enviado desde mi iPhone
>> 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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