[CQ-Contest] Why am I seldom spotted automatically?

Ria Jairam rjairam at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 19:55:15 EST 2017

IME, spotting is a function of how wide your social network is, and also
luck of the draw. I am talking about manual spotting, not RBN.

I found that the more people I know and am in regular contact with, the
more likely they will spot me in a contest. In other words, your friends
are more likely to spot you. It's not why I have friends but it's a nice
side benefit. I love my friends, they are the best, and will always spot me
in a contest to give me encouragement.

It's also a factor of how loud and rare you are. I found that loud stations
get spotted a lot, and rare mults also get spotted, naturally (after they
are worked).

I also found that spotting tends to be more geographic, whereby Europeans
and Americans love to spot, others not so much.

Just my experience and observation. Yours may differ.

Ria, LU/N2RJ

On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 6:00 PM, DXer <hfdxmonitor at gmail.com> wrote:

> Another potential benefit of having a lot of like minded friends all over
> the world is to legitimize log padding. :^))
> Speaking of cheating, breaking rules etc., like a lot of more important
> unresolved issues in the world today, as long as there are 'humans'
> involved, this and other issues will exist.
> 73 de Vince, VA3VF
> On 2017-02-28 2:45 PM, Ron Notarius W3WN wrote:
> And if your friends don't spot you while they're operating (when allowed
>> by the rules of the given contest, of COURSE, and when done within the
>> usual ethical guidelines, and so on), well, maybe that's a chat you have to
>> have with them, not with us.
>> 73, ron w3wn
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