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