It is the weekend of the International Downstream Flotilla,
where thousands of participants are having a great time going
downstream together. Dave however, wants to work on his Triple
Play Award, which for this weekend on CW means he wants to go
Never mind that he could choose other rivers (WARC bands),
other participants (SSB or RTTY), or any of the other days, weeks
or months other than the weekend of the International Downstream
Flotilla (for example January 10 when everyone was going upstream
together in NAQP-CW.) Dave seems to know all this since he is
monitoring the packet spotting network which is reporting on the
participants in the International Downstream Flotilla.
Dave however, jumps in and finds a Big Gun participant floating
down the river. Dave tries to get him to go upstream with him.
The Big Gun helpfully responds:
"Sorry, this is a downstream flotilla. I'm going downstream.
Try going downstream."
Dave is upset, because in less time, the Big Gun could have just
helped him go upstream (and logged the contact, and submitted
the log to Lotw, so Dave would get his credit for his award.)
Dave then logs onto the email list which has thousands of
participants from the International Downstream Flotilla and
complains he couldn't go upstream. Dave implies the Big Gun
lacks amateur spirit, and reports that he got revenge by
withholding his packet spot, which he knows helped other people.
Imagine if the tables were turned...
Dave is running the weather reporting net because he thinks
weather reporting is important. The Big Gun however, wants to
work on his Triple Consonants Award, which would be helped by
Dave's call. The Big Gun calls in "5NN WA". Dave helpfully
"This is a weather reporting net. Weather reports only."
The Big Gun is upset, because in less time Dave could have
just logged the contact (and submitted the log to Lotw, so
Big Gun would get his credit for his award.) Big Gun logs
onto the email list for weather reporting and complains he
couldn't get a contact for Triple Consonants Award, and
implies Dave lacks amateur spirit.
K6UFO (NN7SS in last weekends International Downstream Flotilla.)
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