It didn't only happen to VEs. I got called by a few stateside guys too. I
gave them a report and went on to the next QRZ.
First, it's quicker than yelling at them. Second, better not to piss off the
casual ops just trying to help.
On 21 Feb 2002 Gus Samuelson wrote:
> Why don't you guys lighten up and live with it ,
> it happens all the time here but usually
> DX DX ONLY cures it, alternatively I just ignore it
> Hi !
> 73 VO1MP who sometimes needs Ws and VEs
> in other contests.
> Gus Samuelson
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Scott Nichols" <email@example.com>
> Cc: "CQ-CONTEST" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2002 4:04 PM
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] W/VEs Can't Work Other W/VEs in ARRL DX
> > This is an ANNOYING problem...I also had quite a few US stations call me
> > VE1OP during ARRL DX (Two of whom are well known contestors that are on
> > reflector)...Some just didn't know the rules, some were looking for a VE1
> > some needed my IOTA, some wanted my 10-X number, one went on about how
> > have visited here xxx times and love the place (time consuming on CW!!),
> > one WB9 station pretended to be an HB9 station (sent HB9___ to answer my
> > and then "corrected" his call to WB9___ after I gave him a report...He
> > should've used RB9 or something, cuz then I would have thought I copied it
> > wrong)...It was no error as he was strong and I heard him calling several
> > before I got to him...I hope he sends me a QSL, cuz my return card will be
> > URANUS3, confirming our 4 way qso from Jupiter on Feb 31, 2319, on 8
> metres at
> > 3403 utc...Probably even spill my coffee on it...He made me ugly...
> > If possible I ignored them, but most times I worked them just so they
> > stop covering up all the stations I wanted to work...Most were honest
> > from people who thought they were helping I suppose, but this is not the
> > Mongolian UHF contest...It is a well known high profile contest, and info
> > easily accessed...
> > Thanks to all who gave me a contact in the contest...It was a FUN one most
> > the time...
> > 73, Scott VE1OP
> > Ken Widelitz wrote:
> > > I must have had 400 US stations (only 2 VEs) call me at VY2SS last
> > > including many calls seen here on the reflector who should know better.
> > > Maybe some thought VY2 is DX, but when they asked for my "POWER" and
> > > wouldn't take PEI for a response, it got very annoying. Except for one
> > > instance when I was very tired and frustrated, I worked them all but
> > > log them. I was guilty of this once by accident when I called K7SS
> > > for some reason, probably sleep deprivation, I thought he was mobile out
> > > the country. Maybe it was the station he had just worked I was trying to
> > > call.
> > >
> > > For future reference, in the ARRL DX contest, if you are a US or
> > > station, you do not help out by calling other US or Canadian stations.
> > > are NOT giving them points, only wasting their time.
> > >
> > > 73, Ken, K6LA
> > >
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