Perhaps, given your years of experience, or perhaps as a result where
you are, the amount of interference on that frequency seemed normal to
you and you felt that you had a "clear-enough" frequency. I think you
It seems that many now feel that they are entitled to a completely
These guys need to get real.
I had a W6 try to chase me off on 15 this afternoon by coming on my
frequency several times, telling me that the frequency was in use.
Naturally, I ignored him totally and kept calling CQ. I listened
around and found that this guy was up nearly 2.5kHz. He kept moving
to my frequency trying to get me to react, and finally moved right on
top of my frequency and called CQ. He even announced that he was
going to do so. Ho-hum. I moved up to where he was and had a great
Clear passbands are not a given in a contest.
Robert E. Naumann
N5NJ / V26O
Plano, TX USA
ex KR2J, V26RN, W6V, WA2OVE
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Smith W9WI" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2001 15:47
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Watch that main radio while SO2R...
> Interesting incident during the ARRL Phone on 15m early this
> Decided it was time to do some CQing. Found a completely open
> (nothing but band noise) Asked whether it was in use. Response: 2
> of band noise. Ask again. Again, response: 2 seconds of band
> Call CQ & begin running. (unfortunately not at a very good rate<g>)
> 5 minutes later, a W1 shows up & starts insisting it's his
> Two possible explanations:
> 1. He was off chasing a 2nd radio QSO & didn't listen on his run
> frequency during the six seconds or so I spent trying to determine
> it was occupied.
> 2. Incredibly directional antenna and no backscatter.
> Moral of the story is: if you're going to be SO2R, you *must* either
> attention to your first radio during your Radio 2 QSOs, or you
> prepared to find a new run frequency. SO2R makes run frequencies
> people are getting less likely to surrender run spectrum they
> believed was unoccupied.
> Doug Smith W9WI
> Pleasant View (Nashville), TN EM66
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