[CQ-Contest] Self Spotting Rules and Enforcement

Ed Sawyer sawyered at earthlink.net
Fri Feb 9 11:53:38 EST 2018

It is of course possible for someone to be spotted in a way that is
unintended.  Some have argued that this has already occurred.  One spot in a
weekend by a buddy is not going to raise suspicion in my opinion.  Spots
throughout the weekend when the rate drops and when starting up on a new
band - is.


I have started to make a habit of checking my spots after a contest to see
if I felt anyone was unintentionally "helping out" that I send them a
communication to stop it.  The way I determine if they are "helping out" is
by doing a search on their callsign as a spotter for the contest.  If its
clear that I am being favored, then I reach out.  


Being spotted is needed and appreciated.  But I am not asking anyone to do
so for me more than other people they see fit to spot.


Ed  N1UR

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