Because it's a misuse of the system.  When I choose to monitor a packet
cluster, I'm interested in seeing who's QRV and what bands are open to
where; gives me some good starting points (and some ideas of where to avoid
pileups).

I am not monitoring the cluster to get ads every five minutes about another
cluster web site (with a URL that doesn't work to boot).  That's a misuse of
the ANNOUNCE function.  So I usually shut getting ANNOUNCEments off and
stick to spots.

Misuse of announcements ranks right up there with all of the spam merchants
hawking get rich quick schemes, diet pills that only serve to fatten the
merchant's wallets, and ads of a rather personal nature regarding bodily
appendages and useage thereof.  In fact, I wouldn't at all object to calling
it "cluster spam"

And... if there's something on the boobus toobus that I don't care for, I
can change the channel to another program.  But there's only one packet
network these days, and I feel it is improper that I have to stop using it
because others abuse it.

73
  -----Original Message-----
  From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of
DAVE WHITE
  Sent: Friday, January 05, 2007 5:51 AM
  To: Dx-Chat
  Subject: Re: [DX-CHAT] Don't you hate when guys use the Cluster for DXped
operating suggestions?


  Errr.......big deal.  So what?

  If you don't like it, switch the thing off.

  What do you do if something comes on the TV that you don't like?  Do you
sit there getting angry?  Durr?

  Dave G0OIL

  ----- Original Message ----
  From: Ron Notarius W3WN <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
  To: Dx-Chat <dx-chat@njdxa.org>
  Sent: Friday, 5 January, 2007 2:06:28 AM
  Subject: RE: [DX-CHAT] Don't you hate when guys use the Cluster for DXped
operating suggestions?


  Ranks right up there with a handful who make repeated ads on the cluster
for
  their particular web sites or services.  Irritating.

  -----Original Message-----
  From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf
  Of Barry
  Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 8:35 PM
  To: Dx-Chat
  Subject: [DX-CHAT] Don't you hate when guys use the Cluster for DXped
  operating suggestions?


  So I'm sitting across the room in the shack, doing something else, then
  some nimrod does this:
  DX de N4PN:       1834.0  1A4A         Hw about 160m - Condx good!
  0124Z GA
  and gets me to run across the room after DX4WIN announces it to see
  what's going on.  I see it's a false alarm and go back to whatever else
  I was doing...

  I'd start blocking individual spotters who do this, but there are too
  many of them  :.(
  73,
  Barry




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  Barry Kutner, W2UP
  Newtown, PA

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