My original intentions were to let everyone else vent and
just sit back and bite my tongue but a couple of the last
messages seen here have stirred up the cranial juices.
What I have seen here the last few weeks has been an
ASS-KISSING En-masse. You guys should listen to yourselves!
" Oh ,my Hero is blah blah blah" "The best contest op is Blah
Blah Blah". "I adolize blah blah blah" "Thank you so much Blah
Blah Blah for showing us Contest Savant Wannabes the only way to
do it" Can it be described as gushing? It's enough to make one
puke. Now comes word from some that they don't take seriously
what others have to say about contesting methods,etc. They only
want to hear it from the guys with their Calls in Lights. Man,if
this doesn't come across as elitist arrogance then what does?
Has it dawned on anybody that there are lots of very good
contesters that are members of Multi-Multi operations that may
have an intelligent thought to add to this reflector?Do you
suppose that someone fairly new to contesting just might have a
good idea?. Just because they don't have their pictures
constantly showing up in the magazines or their callsigns
highlighted in the contest results doesn't make their ideas or
thoughts any less valuable to the rest of us.
The attitude some of you guys exhibit is enough to drive any new
contester back to rag-chewing on 75 meters or back to his stamp
Now as far as some of the WRTC comments are concerned; maybe
we should all take notice of what is being said and work on
trying to fix what may be causing this perception problem.
If WRTC is seen in this light by more than a few observers then
there must be a reason for it. Why do some of you deem their
observations as an attack of some sort? What is gained by a
Counter-Attack? Who cares what call is behind the negative
observations? What should matter is that an attempt be made to
put WRTC in a positive light. Don't tarnish it with an Us vs
Next subject? Mr "Can't we stick to something contest related".
All I can say is," Good riddance".Funny how his complaining
never was contest oriented. There is nobody on here any more
important than anyone else who should dictate what is
appropriate contest talk. What may be contest related to someone
may not be the same to another. I again ask if you believe the
world revolves around you? What color is the sky in your
world?We all have something in common and all have plenty of
I bet there are guys on here that are damned good,if not the
best, at something or another. So what if contesting isn't the
thing they are best at!When all is said and done after you have
beaten everyone else in a contest and done the bragging on 75
meters you still have to flush after taking a dump don't you?
Welcome to Earth Supermen!
Now on to the battlefields! CQ CONTEST- KP4XS
>From Charles H. Harpole" <email@example.com Fri Mar 15 03:27:32 1996
From: Charles H. Harpole" <firstname.lastname@example.org (Charles H. Harpole)
Subject: DXpeditions Videographer/ham
I am hereby making an advertisement for myself as YOUR videographer on
your next DXpedition!
I am a video/filmmaker with experience in documentaries (including making
one in Moscow, then-USSR) and own my video equipment and have access to
editing. 16mm film is also a possibility. I teach film at the
University of Central Fla. in Orlando.
I am a ham of over twenty-five years, dx-er, contester (see next 10meter
contest results!), and did my own mini dxpedition to US Virgin Islands.
I can travel especially from May5 thru Aug.5 1996. Othertimes with notice.
Let me know. 73, K4VUD Charlie
Charlie Harpole, Ph. D. Bands: 160m thru 440; SSB, CW, Pkt.
3100 North Hwy. 426 Mobile: 80-10m (100 w) & 146 & 440
Geneva, FL 32732-9761 DXer and Contester: 237 confrmd.
E-mail adr: email@example.com
Voice: (407) 349-2211 Work: (407) 823-3606 24-hr. FAX: (407) 823-5255
or FAX at home at (407) 349-2211 but voice first.
K4VUD is faculty advisor for the University of Central Florida Amateur
Radio Club and trustee for its call sign, WB4TCW, and repeater, 146.640
in Orlando, Fla. Club has 4 hf rigs, and all modes on 2m & 440.
K4VUD is a member of the 4U1UN Radio Readiness Net, SATURN Ring Salvation
Army emerg. group, Life Member ARRL, and nice guy (except in contests!).