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291RE: [JT9digitalhams] Re: Warning on HamSpots

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  • Jim - N4ST
    May 2, 2013
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      Totally 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

      -----Original Message-----
      From: JT9digitalhams@yahoogroups.com [mailto:JT9digitalhams@yahoogroups.com]
      On Behalf Of Laurie, VK3AMA
      Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2013 17:54
      To: JT9digitalhams@yahoogroups.com
      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
      block list.
      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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