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Contesting Online Forums : Tips : Why are people using the DX cluster for SS statesi Forums Help

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Why are people using the DX cluster for SS statesi Reply
by ki7n on November 2, 2003 Mail this to a friend!
Why are people using the DX cluster for SS contest stateside spots?
 
RE: Why are people using the DX cluster for SS sta Reply
by K0HB on November 2, 2003 Mail this to a friend!
The cluster system was originally designed and built for contesting. DX'ers are welcome to use it when it's not busy with contesting spots.

Having said that, I'd never miss it if the whole thing was dismantled, and let radiomen be radiomen again!

From the French:

"Un chasseur sachant chasser chasse sans son chien."
(A hunter who knows how to hunt hunts without
his dog)

dit dit

73, de Hans, K0HB
--
http://home.earthlink.net/~k0hb



 
RE: Why are people using the DX cluster for SS sta Reply
by N6KD on November 12, 2003 Mail this to a friend!
Why not? Isn't all this technology for our fun and enjoyment? Why limit its use?
 
RE: Why are people using the DX cluster for SS sta Reply
by N2MG on November 18, 2003 Mail this to a friend!
It's used for chatting and posting for sale messages as well. No DX there...

Mike N2MG

 
RE: Why are people using the DX cluster for SS sta Reply
Anonymous post on November 25, 2003 Mail this to a friend!
Because it is a tool. People trying to work all sections can use it to find the ones they need. I remember back in the beginning of clusters when connection by rf was the only way. The sign-on message had something like this in it: "Hi....Welcome to the K5xxx DX and Contest packet cluster.....etc."
If you do not want to see stateside spots....filter them out.
 
RE: Why are people using the DX cluster for SS sta Reply
by ki7n on January 10, 2004 Mail this to a friend!

Well, 2 things I really take issue with:

1] Participants in some of the contests which don't allow spotting are still spotting.

2] Some W6's who I won't name are spotting THEMSELVES in some of the contests. I always thought one should call CQ or hunt and pounce to get contacts, spotting one's self to get contacts is beyond dumb.

I suppose little can be done about it.
 
RE: Why are people using the DX cluster for SS sta Reply
by wa4dou on May 17, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Some of us do not use the packet cluster or lists for any reason, believing that to do so makes the "thrill of the chase" unchallenging.
 

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