[CQ-Contest] Whither CQQ WW?

James Cain jamesdavidcain at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 10:17:00 EDT 2022

If you have a small, impotent station, and you are SMART, you tune around
and call the stations you can hear.

Why on earth would somebody in, say, Europe, with a little station, need a
spot for a beacon like W3LPL?

cain K1TN

OK, I'll bite.  I briefly operated CQWW SSB remotely at a friend's station
yesterday, and was appalled by the small number of spots being generated.
Take a look at DXSummit for W3LPL, who appears to be multi-2 this year.  Up
until 15 minutes ago, since they went to 15 and 10 at 1200Z, where you can
assume they are running constantly, I count only 16 spots (in 3+ hours).

What is really sad is that somewhere around half the QSOs in CQWW are made
using N1MM Logger+, which has a one-check Config menu option to "spot all
S&P QSOs."  It costs you nothing, in effort or anything else, to enable
this option, and has no effect on your Unassisted status if you turn it on.

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.

On 10/30/2022 9:08 AM, James Cain wrote:

In the run-up to this weekend's CQ WW DX Phone contest, there was not a
single post on this reflector about it. NOT ONE. Not an operating question,
nor a rules or technical question.

cain K1TN

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