On Mon, 05 March 2001, John Dorr wrote:
> Well, I'll step up here considering no one else
> seems willing to mention real calls/names. The
> incident with N2MG involved myself while operating
> on 10M.
I took no major offense to what happened or
assume anything "personal" was involved which is
why I did not mention your call nor would I have.
> I had the good fortune to have two needed
> multipliers call me which I
> managed to successfully pass to 15M.
> In this case (and correct me if I'm wrong),
> I believe the passes probably took about 45-60
> seconds each. That is, in my view, within a
> reasonable window to say you're still using
> a run frequency.
On 10m at that time of day, 45-60 seconds is enough time for someone to ask
"QRZ?" twice, send a CQ and get a small run going. That's what happened to
In fact, the second time you left, another station called me and I worked
him. So the frequency was definitely busy, despite your absence.
> The point in my on-air comment to Mike was simply
> that instead of trying to have the debate in
> the heat of battle, he would be better off
> finding his own frequency and focussing on
> passing guys himself as appropriate.
I agree that too much arguing is a waste of time,
but I *had* found my "own" frequency. Several
QSOs on it made it "mine". At least until someone
louder takes it. <g>
> a fair point has been raised here about how long
> a frequency is legitimately 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.
This is true. It's part of the game, SO2R or not.
-73 Mike N2MG
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