[CQ-Contest] N1MM's Embrace of Self-Spotting

Richard F DiDonna NN3W richnn3w at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 09:07:49 EST 2022

Maybe you should take the issue up with the ARRL CAC.  After all, it was
the CAC that created this monster.....

73 Rich NN3W

On Wed, Nov 30, 2022 at 9:04 AM Pete Smith N4ZR <pete.n4zr at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> self-spotting.
> --
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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