[OhQP-mail] Spotting Question

Hank Greeb n8xx at arrl.org
Fri Aug 23 14:25:00 CDT 2013

To each his own potato row, as my pappy used to say when we were helping 
my uncle out on his potato farm back in the 40's.

When I was in a "Rare" county, and someone would spot me, I'd find 
myself 3, 4 or more calls deep at the "DX end" of a pileup.  Ireally 
appreciated folks who spotted me, it made my life much more fun whilst 
out in the boonies either on a freezing day during the MiQP or hotter 
than blazes during the OHQP.

I'm not so sure that WARRen will be considered a "rare" county, but it's 
an easy county for me - a friend has loaned his home station, quite well 
equipped, so it should be an easy going this year.  BUT, during setup, 
we found that bands seemed rather dead even for mid day on a weekday, so 
lettuce prey for betterpropagation tomorrow.

See everyone during the OHQP es best luck to all.

72/73 de n8xx Hg
QRP >99.44% of the time
Operating as N0H/WARR during OHQP 2013

On 8/23/2013 11:25 AM, Kenneth Silverman wrote:
> From my in-state efforts, the number of spots in the OhQP that are 
> wroth chasing are mainly Ohio mobile stations.  Most of the guys who 
> are running people will be worked anyway, so I dont want to see their 
> spots.  I tighten up my filters so when a spot does show up in the 
> spot window, it's something I need to pay attention to.  Otherwise 
> there are way too many spots of people who are not in the OhQP, and 
> it's way too distracting.  If I recall, I think I used these commands 
> in a DXSpider network:
> reject/spot not call_dxcc k,ve
> accept/spot 0 call_state 
> OH,HI,AK,nb,ns,pe,nl,qc,on,mb,sk,ab,bc,nt,nu,yt,nd,sd,ky
> accept/spot 1 info OQP,OHQP,OHIO,OH,
> accept/spot 2 call k8mr,w1nn, k8o, k8ryu, (etc)
> The goal was to mainly allow:
> - Ohio mobile stations
> - stations in rarer states or VE provinces so I can get a rare mult
> - Anyone spotted for OhQP (OHQP, OQP, OHIO, OH in the info section)
> Packet guru's may have a smoother way to do what I noted above.  For 
> an in-state op, spotting any out of state stations is a waste of time 
> - you will work more people by calling CQ than chasing spots of people 
> in a standard QSO that get spotted.
> Good luck to everyone this year.  As many know, I have moved out of 
> Ohio, and now live in VA.  My anniversary is on Sunday, and my wife 
> booked us into a hotel in Virginia Beach for the weekend.  Who am I to 
> argue? I live by "happy wife, happy life".   Hopefully CU next year 
> from VA.
> 73, Kenny K2KW
> On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 10:09 AM, K9TM <k9tm at buckeye-express.com 
> <mailto:k9tm at buckeye-express.com>> wrote:
>     >set/noskimmer  -to turn off the unwanted fire-hose of RBN and skimmer spots, thus
>     complying with the Ohio QSO Party rules.
>     Multi-Ops and EOC are allowed to use skimmer.  The no skimmer rule
>     only applies to single-ops.
>     73, Tim K9TM OhQP-mail mailing list OhQP-mail at ohqp.org
>     http://mail.ohqp.org/mailman/listinfo/ohqp-mail_ohqp.org

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