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RBNHole inherits problems from RBN (what else is new?)


#1

During my activation today of W2/GC-010, RBN spotted me 3 times when I was calling an activator on their CQ frequency (i.e., attempting an s2s). Unfortunately the Reverse Beacon Net doesn’t seem to enforce strict guidelines on only spotting a station if they also send CQ etc, because I certainly only sent the other callsign DE my callsign and that triggered errant spots by RBN nodes, which understandably triggered errant spots by RBNHole.

Here’s the sequence that includes the 2 of the bad spots (#2 and #4 in sequence):
Sat 14:57 N1EU on W2/GC-010 14.0625 cw
*[RBNHole] at K2PO 22 WPM 11 dB SNR (Posted by RBNHOLE)
Sat 15:05 N1EU on W2/GC-010 14.0541 cw
*[RBNHole] at K1TTT 23 WPM 8 dB SNR (Posted by RBNHOLE)
Sat 15:08 N1EU on W2/GC-010 14.0625 cw
*[RBNHole] at WA7LNW 22 WPM 4 dB SNR (Posted by RBNHOLE)
Sat 15:09 N1EU on W2/GC-010 14.0559 cw
*[RBNHole] at K1TTT 22 WPM 7 dB SNR (Posted by RBNHOLE)

The spots on 14.0625 are correct - that’s my CQ frequency. But I simply called 9A3NC once on 14.0541 and HB9GKP once on 14.0559.

Just something to bear in mind as as activator OR chaser.

BTW, NA-EU condx were fantastic on 20M and especially 18M at 1500Z. A side note: all the W4G activators that had alerted for this time seemed to have evaporated - sorry to miss all you guys.

It was a gloriously beautiful autumn day in the Catskills today!

73, Barry N1EU


#2

Yes, I noticed that characteristic of the RBN, the trigger to produce a spot is ‘DE’.

I called a QRQ special event station and ended up being spotted on his frequency, I’d used ‘DE M1BUU’.

73, Colin

BTW, the Koss earphones are superb!