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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Reply to SO2R comments...
From: n2mg@contesting.com (Mike Gilmer - N2MG)
Date: Tue Mar 6 06:14:56 2001
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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