Re: Question about spot in FT8

Joe Subich, W4TV


Spotting stations that end in "-#' are RBN nodes. You are being spotted
when the RBN digital nodes see your CQ. There is nothing you can do to
prevent those spots except *NOT* call CQ.

If you don't want to see RBN spots for digital modes (RTTY, FT8, FT4,
etc.) or CW, in SpotCollector, select Config -> Special Callsigns,
and *Check* "Discard spots from spotting station callsigns ending in -#"


... Joe, W4TV

On 2021-03-11 2:34 PM, Anthony W. DePrato wrote:
Callsign       DXCCCountry                            Freq  Mode FirstTime           Source         Notes
VE7EA          Canada                             18,093.0  CW 2021-11-03 19:10    ZL2IFB         SOTA VE7/CL021
R7KEA          European Russia                    14,074.0  FT8 2021-11-03 19:17    LU4EFC         FT8 QSO TNX!!
4Z5ML          Israel                             14,074.0  FT8 2021-11-03 19:16    LU4EFC         FT8 QSO TNX!!
HC5AI          Ecuador                            14,018.0  CW 2021-11-03 19:15    K6INM          cw heard in ne ca
VE1WAN         Canada                             18,101.0  FT8 2021-11-03 19:15    WB4EHG
EA3HMM         Spain                              14,074.0  FT8 2021-11-03 19:14    LU4EFC         FT8 QSO TNX!!
S51CK          Slovenia                            7,137.0  SSB 2021-11-03 19:14    ZL3CHE         Tnx Ivo / CQ
PQ213CFN       Brazil                             28,406.0  SSB 2021-11-03 19:12    PS7DX          cq
KB1VFU         United States                      18,140.0  SSB 2021-11-03 19:12    W0WOW          1812 miles
EA2K           Spain                              14,245.0  SSB 2021-11-03 19:17    NY6G           59 in CA!
PZ2YT          Suriname                           14,190.0  SSB 2021-11-03 19:12    KT4LR          59 IN FL
KA7GPP         United States                      14,059.0  CW 2021-11-03 19:20    W6LEN          KFF-3208                    WA
WA4JQS         United States                      14,074.0  FT8 2021-11-03 19:19    WA5VAH-#       FT8  -11 dB 1339 Hz         KY
i have started seeing this FT8 spot with my call sign show up after updating WSJT. i know this is dxlab group but i use dxlab as my logging software. i can call one station and i will see a spot for my call show up then the Source station will changes maybe 10 times in the next min.
without me making another transmission.i have looked in both spot collector and wsjt and turned off all psk and anything that might cause this spotting. i am thinking it is either skimmers or a rev beacon. i feel this just add's to the dx cluster over head and not needed. anyone have any ideal.
BTW i asked this on the JTLERT ground and was told i needed to learn how to use my software or go QRT. nice bunch .. wont be going back there.
73 Tony WA4JQS

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