[CQ-Contest] FT4 - Robotic Contesting

Edward Sawyer EdwardS at sbelectronics.com
Wed May 1 12:31:12 EDT 2019

Jim,  Not working them for whatever reason is your prerogative.  But working them and then deleting them, causing them a penalty for no fault of there own is actually clear unsportsmanlike conduct and should be stopped immediately.  If you don't like the practice just don't work them.  But once you've worked them and given them an exchange that they have logged - you own the action.


Ed  N1UR

-----Original Message-----
From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Jim Brown
Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 4:07 AM
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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] FT4 - Robotic Contesting

VERY different out west. FWIW, I have ZERO interest in grid-circling (which I view as an abortion) and multi-band pursuits. I'm an HF contester -- I find VHF contests beyond boring, and use them  as nothing more than an opportunity to pick up rare grids.

I am particularly turned off by the nearly universal practice out here
(W6) of working nothing but the SSB calling frequencies. I refuse to work any station that sits on the calling frequencies, and I've often deleted QSOs from my log of stations who I later find doing this very unsportsmanlike practice.

Don't look for me on CW or SSB on 6M -- I'll be on FT8 or MSK144.

73, Jim K9YC

On 4/30/2019 5:32 PM, John Geiger wrote:
> I hope you are right about people realizing that CW and SSB are more 
> productive on contests. Last year's June VHF contest was an absolute 
> mess.  Almost everyone sat on FT8 with very little on CW and SSB.

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