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295Re: [JT9digitalhams] Re: Warning on HamSpots

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  • Phil Williams
    May 2, 2013
      please do

      On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 12:10 AM, Laurie, VK3AMA <groups04@...> wrote:
      Sorry Phil,

      I really don't understand your two single word email responses, "No" &
      "Boycott". I assume, you have no interest in HamSpots presenting valid
      data to the users.

      To save you the trouble of having to keep WSJT-X and your VFO in sync or
      un-checking auto-spotting, I will drop all your spots, both sent and

      de Laurie VK3AMA

      On 3/05/2013 9:55 AM, Phil Williams wrote:
      > boycott
      > On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 11:49 PM, Jim - N4ST <newsgroup@...
      > <mailto:newsgroup@...>> wrote:
      >     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%40yahoogroups.com>
      >     [mailto:JT9digitalhams@yahoogroups.com
      >     <mailto:JT9digitalhams%40yahoogroups.com>]
      >     On Behalf Of Laurie, VK3AMA
      >     Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2013 17:54
      >     To: JT9digitalhams@yahoogroups.com
      >     <mailto:JT9digitalhams%40yahoogroups.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
      > --
      > Phil KA1GMN


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