If you've left a frequency, you're not there anymore.
Since you're not there, it's not your frequency.
Leaving one frequency to make a qso elsewhere is a risky proposition.
You have no right to your former frequency, even if you were only gone
for 45 to 60 (or even less) seconds. This period of time would allow
several "QRZed?" and "Frequency in use?" queries to take place, and
may allow a new tenant to assume residency.
If you left, and someone else is now there, you've lost the frequency.
You gambled and lost.
If you can manage to juggle this so that you can maintain your run
frequency while moving mults without stooping to claiming former
"tenancy" then you will be at a distinct advantage.
However, claiming that the frequency is yours, just because you were
there before, is unsportsmanlike.
Robert E. Naumann
N5NJ / V26O
Plano, TX USA
ex KR2J, V26RN, W6V, WA2OVE
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Dorr" <jdorr@AetherSystems.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2001 00:29
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Reply to SO2R comments...
> Well, I'll step up here considering no one else seems willing to
> real calls/names. The incident with N2MG involved myself while
> 10M. I had the good fortune to have two needed multipliers call me
> managed to successfully pass to 15M.
> Now, I agree about the concern over the frequency ownership issue
> several guys on here. In this case (and correct me if I'm wrong), I
> the passes probably took about 45-60 seconds each. That is, in my
> within a reasonable window to say you're still using a run
> Naturally, that can be debated at great length as it already has
> this channel.
> The point in my on-air comment to Mike was simply that instead of
> have the debate in the heat of battle, he would be better off
> own frequency and focussing on passing guys himself as appropriate.
> Obviously that's a one-sided view but, right or wrong, seems to be
> regular practice by most operators.
> BTW, for the record, I was not operating with two radios this
> a fair point has been raised here about how long a frequency is
> yours when you choose to vacate it for any reason. I submit to the
> contesting court that there's no cookbook answer to that one.
> 73 John, K1AR
> CQ-Contest on WWW: http://lists.contesting.com/_cq-contest/
> Administrative requests: cq-contest-REQUEST@contesting.com
CQ-Contest on WWW: http://lists.contesting.com/_cq-contest/
Administrative requests: cq-contest-REQUEST@contesting.com