[CQ-Contest] N1MM's Embrace of Self-Spotting
Pete Smith N4ZR
pete.n4zr at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 21:16:19 EST 2022
In the latest release of N1MM+, a macro is added that can be put in any
of the Entry Window buttons, effectively automating self-spotting, for
example as each QSO is logged. So far, at least, this option only works
once every 10 minutes.
Tom has rejected my attempts to raise this issue on the N1MM reflector,
so I'm trying here. The difference between self-spotting and being
spotted by an RBN node should be obvious - in the RBN case a transmitted
signal has actually been heard by someone else. Making it easy to spot
yourself every 10 minutes strikes me as a significant step away from the
idea of only using radio to make radio contacts.
Just because you *can* do something doesn't mean you should. It makes
me sad that the N1MM group, of which I was proud to be a member for
almost 15 years, should have decided to be the ones to facilitate
73, Pete N4ZR
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