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

Mike VE9AA ve9aa@nbnet.nb.ca ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca
Wed Nov 30 15:18:39 EST 2022

I think you might check your Math Pete.
If I stayed on the same run frequency, for the entire 48 hour contest, 
it would be 6 (spots per hour) x 48 (hrs) = 288 spots. (not 2880)
You can only self spot with the new N1MM macro once/10 minutes. (not 
EVERY single minute)..that's 6 times in a clock hour.

Conversely, when I CQ on CW, I am generating 10, 20 , 30 skimmer hits 
each time I CQ up to a max of skimmers that hear me, but the RBN & 
telnet clusters filter that to also only spot me about every 10 minutes. 
(as I understand it). Pretty much the same thing. 288 spots for a 48 hr 
CW contest if I never move.

In reality, it will be less than 288.  Sometimes most people need to 
S&P.  Sometimes the pileup will be too large and you won't WANT spots. 

I am not sure what the issue is.

Please explain the issue.

         Mike VE9AA
    ------ Original Message ------
    From: pete.n4zr at gmail.com
    To: ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca
    Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 2:50 PM
    Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] N1MM's Embrace of Self-Spotting

              2,880 spots per 48-hour         contest
      73, Pete N4ZR
Check out the new Reverse Beacon Network
web server at <https://reversebeacon.net>.
For spots, please use your favorite
"retail" DX cluster.</pre>     On 11/30/2022 12:37 PM, Mike VE9AA 
ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca wrote:
                                            Folks. Please read the 
release notes before overreacting.  As       always; it's ALL in the 
details.                      Version 1.0.9727 (November 29, 2022) 
Allow self spotting in ARRL contests (and other contest upon 
request from the sponsor). Use {SpotMe} macro in a function or 
bandmap button. You must be in run mode. You can only spot 
yourself on the same frequency every 10 minutes. (Coded by AB2ZY, 
N1MM)                      Mike VE9AA 
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