Well, I am not going to join a list just to be bad mouthed...
Anyway, I ran into the typical 'non contestor' operator 2 nites ago...
Tuning up the band at evening grayline I hear a JA calling on 160.... Very weak
but workable... I have the Orion cranked down to 300 cycles in heavy qrn...
When he stands by I call him... When I stand by, there is a 40 over signal
right on my frequency calling me a LID and that I am jamming DX... Well, when
he gets done venting his spleen I open up the passband and 800 cycles upband
there is the beginning of an enormous pile endlessly calling for a DL... They
never do stand by, but just call and call and I never hear any of them work the
"dx".... The JA calls twice more and then gives up...
I assume my angry op was really frustrated so I have no ill will... I do
however give him ZERO points for skill and knowledge... There is not a major CW
contest that I have ever entered where you have over a half kc of elbow room
during rush hour... This boy would not last 5 minutes in CQWW - and, he
totally missed a juicy JA.... But hey, what do I know, I'm just one of those
*^&)%$#@ contestor types.....
denny / k8do
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