[CQ-Contest] Opting Out of FT8 Spots

Pete Smith N4ZR pete.n4zr at gmail.com
Wed Feb 14 07:29:33 EST 2018

Recent publicity surrounding VE7CC's beginning to carry FT8 spots 
suggests to me that it is time for "retail" DX clusters to provide an 
"opt-out" option similar to the one that many now provide for RBN 
spots.This could easily be done with a "set FT8" option similar to the 
"set Skimmer" command now in wide use.

Sorry if this seems OT, but it doesn't appear that there is a 
cluster-centric reflector with sufficient reach and besides, an 
unavoidable glut of FT8 spots would not be in contesters' interest.


73, Pete N4ZR
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