Andrew despite this wonderful resource at websdr.org, you will still find that these stubborn operators who will call you names, tell you receiver stinks, your noise blanker is on
and that you should take your old fart medicine. All they would have to do is monitor their signal on the remote websdr receiver for the truth. A picture is worth a 1000 words!
Its just unfortunate that some stations dont want to confront the truth that they are incompetent at running a transmitter and amplifier without causing splatter and keyclicks. This is before we start talking about hams who think that its a badge of honor using RM CB amplifiers on the ham bands and that they are wonderfully clean. Websdr.org will tell the truth, the operators just wont accept this truth from other operators or technology. How do you correct recalcitrant LID behaviour ? The websdr receiver is an independent arbitrator, and I just find it incredible that many operators wont accept the result when they are told that they are splattering and clicking A quick check would give them all the answers. Maybe the truth is too confronting, who knows.
WebSDR is an excellent remote receiver resource, we just need more servers like this around the world. In reality if these SDR receiver were calibrated to be ITU compliant it would very easy for anyone to get an honest signal quality evaluation check on any mode. All it would require is someone to do the hard work by using the ITU guidelines for radio monitoring by calibrating and providing appropriate pass/masks for various modes.
Technology is marvelous. Maybe we should organize radio and amplifier burning at hamfests, this may be the only way to get rid of these horrible radios and amplifiers.
I was intrigued by the wide band webSDR display here http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/
that showed me some CW signals with wide band splatter. (Even showed me tuning up with 5 watts.) My ears easily tell me when a station is splattering wide band clicks many kHz either side of his signal. Sometimes I think it's on purpose. "I am a high powered contest station so I am entitled to QSD to attract attention and keep my own channel clear."
This coming weekend's Home Brew and Old Time Party http://www.qrpcc.de/contestrules/hotr.html
will have some old chirpy signals on air, including mine. Personally I LIKE to hear the chirp of old gear and will give it a true report (eg 559C) but I DISLIKE wide band clicks which interfere with my use of our precious spectrum. So its 599K QSD to them, unless they have hum on their signals due to ripple on their linear's psu, in which case its 598K QSD.