[CQ-Contest] Excessive Bandwidth

Edward Sawyer EdwardS at sbelectronics.com
Mon Jun 8 08:08:38 EDT 2020

I believe if people used the announcements portion of DX Summit and not the remarks as part of a spot, it would provide a bread crumb trail for the contest sponsors and not reward the offender with a spot.  However since we are talking CW and spots are supposedly meaningless in the world of skimmers, the spot shouldn't be viewed as having rate boosting value - my personal experience is that they still do but what do I know.

Ed  N1UR
From: CQ-Contest [cq-contest-bounces+edwards=sbelectronics.com at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Michael Adams [mda at n1en.org]
Sent: Monday, June 08, 2020 1:54 AM
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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Excessive Bandwidth

I think that intentionally posting busted spots to the network is a bad idea.

Perhaps making use of the classic spotting networks' announcement feature might work better ("WA1XYZ keyclicks 20m"), although I don't know that contest loggers are set up to easily make use of the announce functionality.

But it would be a way to provide an automatically-logged way to register concern about a bad signal or other issues that doesn't reward the problem stations with the benefit of a spot.   The contest committee can grab such complaints from a node's logs, and check the band recordings when they become available.

Michael Adams | mda at n1en.org

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From: CQ-Contest <cq-contest-bounces+mda=n1en.org at contesting.com> On Behalf Of K8MR via CQ-Contest
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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Excessive Bandwidth

 So bust his call in the spot, and then correct it in the comment field.

73  -  Jim   K8MR

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