I can see it being mistakes, I can see it being some people trying to "slip
Any time that I've been CQing outside the U.S. phone bands and asked a U.S.
caller if they were entitled to operate there, it seems the reply, either
explicit or implicit, was that it was MY fault for operating there, even
though I'm perfectly entitled under Canadian law.
Sorry guys, there are times in DX contests when it pays to slip below the
U.S. phone band (we don't have subbands in law any more) to run JAs or
Europe, particularly from here, particularly on 15. Please don't yell at me
to "move up!" The runs won't last that long and I'll have to go back to
working above the bottom edge soon anyway, so just relax.
Be all this as it may, I'm not going to get my mic cable in a knot over
this. If you want to call me outside the band, call me.
It's your licence and your log at risk, not mine.
Life's too short to get lost in the weeds.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pete Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <Nzharps@aol.com>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 1:54 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Out of Band operating
> At 12:49 PM 10/30/02 -0500, Nzharps@aol.com wrote:
> >Mistakes may happen at 21198, but in one case I personally remember
> >morning) we were at 21135 running EU for more than a few hours. Over the
> >course of that time period, dozens of U.S. stations called in. I can
> >away a few stations due to the fact that their calls sounded like newer
> >licensees, but there were many folks that should really have known
> >Seems as if some of us are willing to take a chance of operating outside
> >our privileges in order to pick up a multiplier. What's up with that????
> I'm skeptical that people would be that desperate for a PJ2. I suspect
> that many of those who messed up probably were assisted stations that
> called you on a point-and-shoot basis. The ease of operation of the
> current generation of logging software, which normally grabs both the
> receive and transmit frequencies, makes it really easy to screw up. If a
> VE spots you, with no QSX data, that spot quickly propagates all over the
> US. It's really easy to overlook in the heat of rapid S&P operation, and
> be into a QSO before you realize you're simplex somewhere out of the band.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
> Sometimes a tower is just a tower
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