[CQ-Contest] Skimmers and self spotting

John Dorr cqk1ar at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 20:48:51 EDT 2022

Hi Mark,

Basically, on CW, everyone gets spotted due to the extensive global skimmer
network. Therefore, self-spotting, while occurring on rare occasions (and
dealt with by the committee), is mostly a moot issue for CW contests.
Setting up a local skimmer would add very little, if any, to the
availability of new information.

Let me know if you have additional questions.

73, John, K1AR
CQ WW Contest Director

On Mon, Oct 31, 2022 at 8:15 PM Mark <markzl3ab at gmail.com> wrote:

> I had a look at the CQ WW rules for a definition of self spotting and there
> doesn't seem to be one.
> Therefore the question I have is: if you operate a skimmer and it spots you
> during the CQ WW CW contest, is that considered self spotting?
> If so, how is that any different to being spotted by a different local
> skimmer which has been established by another operator?
> 73
> Mark ZL3AB
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