I think the w3lpl spots are off his skimmer, maybe the skimmer software needs 
to learn cw too?

Don
N1DG

At 12:40 PM 10/25/2011, Jim Reisert AD1C wrote:
> 
>On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 9:25 AM, Crownhaven <crownha...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
>
>> Do we think there are just an entire generation of DXers out there who are
>> using CW programs and can't actually copy CW???????  I can't think of any
>> other explanation.  "Up" isn't hard to figure out.  Or do they just not know
>> how to use their radios??????
>
>I contend that it's the packet spots (just DX call and frequency) and
>nothing else.  People blindly go to them and if they hear the DX, just
>start calling.  W3LPL spots compound this problem because they *never*
>mention split operation.  Here's an albeit pathological case from TX7M
>today - only 2/5 spots mention split frequency operation:
>
>SP7CXV         18077.8 TX7M         lsn up-3
>1607 25 Oct
>LX1DA          18077.7 TX7M         QRM by F-Nino F6AML
>1603 25 Oct
>IK6JOT         18077.0 TX7M         QRMER VIGLIACCHI !!!!!!!!!!!!
>1602 25 Oct
>SV2BOH         18077.7 TX7M         over than qrm tks
>1558 25 Oct
>OM3SX-@        18077.7 TX7M         up1
>1551 25 Oct
>
>Also, many DX stations working a pileup rarely sign their call or
>mention "UP" between QSOs.  TX7M was different in this regard, I heard
>one op send "TU UP" after each QSO.
>
>People forget they have VFOs.  If they just tuned up the band a
>*little* before starting to call, they'd hear the pileup!
>
>73 - Jim AD1C
>
>-- 
>Jim Reisert AD1C, <jjreis...@alum.mit.edu>, http://www.ad1c.us
>
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