[CQ-Contest] Self-Spotting, but with a benefit?
Mike VE9AA email@example.com
ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca
Wed Nov 30 15:28:55 EST 2022
I don't yet use the contest scoreboards. Have thought about it....a lot
and will likely come over to the dark side eventually.
If (or when) I do, there is ZERO chance I'd ever reveal what band I am
making my QSO's on. For instance, I might catch a weak 10m Es opening
to western EU during a summertime contest or an early opening on 40m in
mid afternoon in the fall.
No way I would want to reveal to my competition that this is going on,
so that they can also make it more difficult for me to make Q's or
catchup/surpass me when they find these openings as well.
I am not sure anyone would want this....surely this is not the way these
scoreboards operate?. I'll admit, I know virtually nothing about the
true operation of them in real time, though I have glanced at them
once/twice over the years when there was no contest going on.
73 es keep up the good work on the contest writeups !
For the categories/contests that allow self-spotting, could stations
report scores during the contest to the online scoreboards have the
OPTION to/not-to ALSO report their frequencies, and have those
displayed on the leaderboards?
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