[CQ-Contest] [DX-IS] Re: RBN Announcement on FT8 Spotting

Jim Brown k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com
Wed Jun 13 12:58:54 EDT 2018

On 6/12/2018 6:13 PM, Radio KØHB wrote:
>   What is the point of spotting something to me that is already clearly visible on my computer screen (and if it isn’t visible, of what value is a spot)?

Since E-skip is so important during the summer months on 6M, I find the 
display of 6M spots on dxmaps.com to be extremely useful, and I send 
them a few bucks each year. I think that these spots come from the 
cluster network.

Sometimes that isn't clearly visible on my FT8 screen. This is often how 
I've been aware of openings in the opposite direction of where my beam 
is pointed. A month or so ago, it's how I found two JA openings a few 
days apart, while I was working east and on the other TX cycle.

73, Jim K9YC

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