ku8e at ku8e.com
Fri Aug 17 22:36:53 EDT 2018
Seems like a lot of the point and click guys can't even copy CW and
depend on the call that was spotted being correct. Try operating from
the Caribbean when you are spotted wrong and about 15 of the next 20
people who call you are all dupes. That really sucks...
On 8/17/2018 04:57 PM, Barry wrote:
> Au contraire.
> First, I always verify the callsign myself. I prefer not to be dinged
> for a bad call. If the station doesn't ID within 2 or 3 QSOs, I move on.
> Second, being in the same category as you from my home station, I
> prefer to avoid the Cluster spots, as there are too many blind callers.
> Barry W2UP
> On 8/17/2018 10:11 AM, Michael Clarson wrote:
>> 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>
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> a station we're trying to work is spotted, it makes working them a
>>> 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 Coleman nj8j at benshome.net
>>> "I love the way Microsoft follows standards. In much the
>>> same manner that fish follow migrating caribou."
>>> Paul Tomblin
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