> From: "Guy Olinger, K2AV" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 4. He just blipped his frequency (manually or with his logging program)
> and didn't know he had moved on top of you.
> I've done that (blush). Reason I figured it out was because TR's band
> map keeps the CQ frequency.
(as I turn overdriven-3-500Z-red)... a couple of hours after typing that
message, I did EXACTLY the same thing on 15 meters. Worked a dupe - didn't
notice he was a dupe - typed "59 400" in the window - and it QSYd the radio
to 21.400. On top of a non-contest QSO.)
To answer other questions, I'm not certain that isn't what happened here,
nor am I certain he was SO2R. Doesn't really matter, the point is still
important for SO2R ops to keep in mind.
> From: Pete Smith <email@example.com>
> Just wait a few years, when we don't have the wide-open spaces of 10 and 15
> to work with.
Yeah really. Maybe my subconscious is preparing for that, that would
explain my sudden interest in 2m and 432 CW/SSB...
> 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
> were right.
> It seems that many now feel that they are entitled to a completely
> clear passband.
True, and non-contesters are worse at this.
But in this case, unless the guy was using a 5KHz-wide filter, I *was*
leaving him a completely clear passband. When I type "band noise", I mean
band noise. No splatter from someone 3KHz away. Nothing.
Doug Smith W9WI
Pleasant View (Nashville), TN EM66
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