[CQ-Contest] cq self spot
mda at n1en.org
Mon Feb 27 12:49:56 EST 2017
Keep in mind EA8's aren't banned from RBN.
It's just that W3LPL doesn't repeat them as classic spots, because they aren't uncommon.
A significant amount of email could be generated discussing the pros and cons of W3LPL's relaying some RBN spots as classic spots. Personally, I settle for thinking that knowing how to tap into and appropriately filter spots (RBN and classic) is a necessary skill for competing assisted.
Michael Adams | mda at n1en.org
From: Juan Hidalgo EA8RM <ea8cac at gmail.com>
Sent: 27 Feb 2017 7:47 am
Cc: CQ-Contest Reflector
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] cq self spot
"""In CW contests, RBN and private skimmers will automatically pick you up and
spot you on the cluster networks, courtesy of W3LPL and others. This is
essentially the same as self-spotting because nobody has to work you for
you to be spotted, and as soon as you are detected by one of these robots
(RBN or skimmer) you are automatically put on the cluster.""""
This is quite interesting, talking about unfair.....
Uncommon DXCC countries are usually spotted in this way, specially OC, AS, SA, Africa.
It is quite frustrating when you're running in a contest and every 10 minutes there are spots from other countries of your continent but you don't !!!
Example: ALL African stations are spotted in this way EXCEPT EA8 !!!
The EA8s are banned from the system I don't know why, but it is very easy to check.
I trough to qualify to WRTC, I miss some log and I didn't work all time all contest, but all these things are by my fault but there it is another circumstances.....I check how ALL other stations from AF are automatically spotted every 10 min and no EA8 stations are spotted.
It is this self-spotting?
It is this CQoIP?
Should them be DQ?
For me it is just unfair, we haven't all the same opportunities to be spotted. We have to be all or no one, but no few ones, in this way it is UNFAIR.
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> El 26 feb 2017, a las 17:58, Ria Jairam <rjairam at gmail.com> escribió:
> In CW contests, RBN and private skimmers will automatically pick you up and
> spot you on the cluster networks, courtesy of W3LPL and others. This is
> essentially the same as self-spotting because nobody has to work you for
> you to be spotted, and as soon as you are detected by one of these robots
> (RBN or skimmer) you are automatically put on the cluster.
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