[CQ-Contest] assisted

Michael Clarson wv2zow at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 12:11:32 EDT 2018

As a member of the SOCA (LP) crowd (Single Op, Crap antenna, low power) I
find spots quite useful to point out stations I have already worked so I
don't have to stick around  10 mins for an ID. --Mike, WV2ZOW

On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 8:18 AM Ben Coleman NJ8J <nj8j at benshome.net> wrote:

> On 8/16/2018 3:43 PM, Holger Hannemann wrote:
> > The biggest assistance one can get in a contest are DX cluster spots! The
> > moment you got spotted you've got assistance, period!
> OTOH, for us pop-gun (or, as I call it, Bedsprings Brigade (as in
> compared to the tower-and-beam crowd, we might as well be loading up old
> metal bedsprings)) stations, there's not much advantage to the spotting
> network.  We typically can't run much, so we're primarily S&P.  And when
>  a station we're trying to work is spotted, it makes working them a lot
> harder.  We're better off trying to tune in new stations by ourself (in
> hopes of catching them before they're spotted) than to hunt spots where
> there's likely to be more competition than we can handle.
> Ben
> --
> Ben Coleman nj8j at benshome.net
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> same manner that fish follow migrating caribou."
>                                             Paul Tomblin
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