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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Torture
From: Dennis OConnor <ad4hk2004@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2007 13:46:31 -0800 (PST)
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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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