291RE: [JT9digitalhams] Re: Warning on HamSpots
- May 2, 2013Totally agree, Laurie.
I have made this mistake myself, flipping to a new band before going
upstairs for dinner and posting bad spots for a couple of hours.
If you're not running under full CAT control, and can't remember to manually
set the band correctly, then turn off your spotting.
Besides, having ones spots blocked for 24 hours isn't the end of the world,
especially when the spots are obviously of questionable value.
Jim - N4ST
From: JT9digitalhams@yahoogroups.com [mailto:JT9digitalhams@yahoogroups.com]
On Behalf Of Laurie, VK3AMA
Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2013 17:54
Subject: Re: [JT9digitalhams] Re: Warning on HamSpots
Its not being anal.
When I see the same Station, nearly everyday spotting for hours on end
on the wrong band, it is obvious that the spots are of no interest to
the Spotting station. The Spots are worthless to everyone else. In these
situations, the Callsign gets blocked.
I am not blocking Callsigns that change bands and take a few tx/rx
cycles before they make the correction.
It is the Stations who repeatedly set the wrong band and have had
previous temporary blocks of their callsigns that get on the permanent
At this time, there are only 2 callsigns permanently blocked. Neither
Owner has responded to an advise email I sent.
I'm not forcing anyone to use HamSpots and direct spots to HamSpots from
JT-Alert is a user settable option that can be disabled. But if people
want to spot, then there is an expectation that the spots are of some
value to the users of the site.
de Laurie VK3AMA
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