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Author Topic: Too Much cluster stalking  (Read 7641 times)
VA3VF
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« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2017, 05:11:42 AM »

I spot for others...  If I see a DX station I think is useful to someone else, I spot it.  I would hope others do this as well...

The only 'problem' I have with how clusters are used, have to do with the 'point, click, and scream last two' crowd, before checking if the posted call is correct, or if the other station is even there. DXing by instruments.
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N4RSS
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« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2017, 12:06:58 PM »

If I see a DX station I want to work either on the DX cluster or RBN, I will not call him unless I can decode his call sign myself.

Obviously getting assistance in decoding his CW from these sources, but won't call if I can't copy the whole thing. 

Without that challenge, it's too easy
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« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2017, 01:48:34 PM »

YI3WHR self-spotted on 20m at 2012Z. There was no subsequent boycott...
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VA3VF
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« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2017, 02:04:20 PM »

YI3WHR self-spotted on 20m at 2012Z. There was no subsequent boycott...


The vigilantes must be off today. More likely they needed the credit themselves. Self spotting is agreat thing, isn't it?  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2017, 03:01:41 PM »

YI3WHR self-spotted on 20m at 2012Z. There was no subsequent boycott...

Not from me!

Obie N5VYS
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« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2017, 09:25:45 AM »

A new website, this week, takes a novel approach. It picks out the most interesting QSOs over the last few minutes and groups the spots together for each one. Looking at it today, most of the DX it selected also showed links to articles on DX-News. http://dxcandy.com
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K4HB
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« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2017, 11:18:21 AM »

A new website, this week, takes a novel approach. It picks out the most interesting QSOs over the last few minutes and groups the spots together for each one. Looking at it today, most of the DX it selected also showed links to articles on DX-News. http://dxcandy.com

If you want to call brag spots interesting and sweet spots.

 1805 Christmas Isl   VK9XI  7001.0
    1805 7001.0 {tnx up} de:PA4O
    1805 1822.5 {459 in vu land} de:VU2ABS
    1804 7001.0 {tnx qso 73 !} de:RA3Q
    1801 7001.0 {loud up 2.3 - real or pirate?} de:G0RPM
    1800 7001.0 {tnx , up1} de:DL2VM

 1759 Bhutan   A5A  3522.0
    1759 3522.0 {tnx up1} de:OM5VS
    1737 3522.0 {up 3} de:E29BUQ
    1721 10118.0 {tnx qso up2.4} de:UT5UR
    1717 10118.0 {wrkd 2up} de:ON6YX
    1715 10118.0 {up 2.2 tnx qso} de:IK0DWJ
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VA3VF
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« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2017, 11:24:03 AM »


If you want to call brag spots interesting and sweet spots.
 

Good point... and double clicking on them does not work with CAT and keyers, not good. Do they really expect people to manually tune the signal? Shameful! Grin
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N3QE
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« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2017, 11:36:23 AM »

If you want to call brag spots interesting and sweet spots.

I still have to perfect the "Humble-brag spot".

i.e. "9N1MM worked on 160M phone using Gonset and Gotham Vertical".
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VA3VF
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« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2017, 11:40:12 AM »

If you want to call brag spots interesting and sweet spots.

I still have to perfect the "Humble-brag spot".

i.e. "9N1MM worked on 160M phone using Gonset and Gotham Vertical".


At 12 noon eastern time.
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K4HB
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« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2017, 11:56:43 AM »

Don't see the BINGO spots much anymore. Now after the same station on the same band has been spotted a dozen times in the past 15 minutes, they'll spot to say tnx to let the world know they worked 'em. And they'll make a point to let us know how many bands they have already.

http://www.k4hb.com/brag.html



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« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2017, 12:05:14 PM »

If you want to call brag spots interesting and sweet spots.

I still have to perfect the "Humble-brag spot".

i.e. "9N1MM worked on 160M phone using Gonset and Gotham Vertical".


Got that beat. 

160m SSTV, QRP, with a CB vertical, at noon my time. 

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« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2017, 01:13:36 PM »

I still have to perfect the "Humble-brag spot".
160m SSTV, QRP, with a CB vertical, at noon my time.  

Yeahbut could you believe those P5 guys right above him QRM'ing him with splatter? Geeze, such lids, just never stop talking about their pig farms and act like they own the frequency.
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« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2017, 12:59:09 PM »

A new website, this week, takes a novel approach. It picks out the most interesting QSOs over the last few minutes and groups the spots together for each one. Looking at it today, most of the DX it selected also showed links to articles on DX-News. http://dxcandy.com


Novel? SpotCollector, a component of DXLab, has since 2001 displayed one amalgamated entry for each active DX station, with the ability to view each active dx station's raw spots in chronological order, augmented with the location of each spotting station.
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VA3VF
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« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2017, 01:14:21 PM »

SpotCollector, a component of DXLab, has since 2001 displayed one amalgamated entry for each active DX station, with the ability to view each active dx station's raw spots in chronological order, augmented with the location of each spotting station.

Very nice indeed, Dave. Five DXLab components installed, and working great.
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