Suppose there was a tennis competition that was not professional. One person
walks on the court , also a competitor but not in this match, and starts
yelling, "excuse me, excuse ". One of the participants is distracted and
stops playing and the other does not notice this and continues a serve and
gains a point. The person who has walked on the court asks the first person
whom he distracted and asks , "excuse me, but what type of racket do you
have? I need advice because mine needs replacing and I want to get as good a
racket as yours."
Do you think this moron that interrupted has acted in a "sportsmanlike"
manner? His needs for information is excusable to disrupt a match?
Some Sweepstake competitions have been won by one QSO. Yes , one.
Taking the time out to work a non contest QSO could cost someone wining.
Is it really sportsmanlike manners to cause this to happen? I do not think
so. Just because I want or need something is not an excuse to be rude to
If someone calls who is not in a contest, the best response is too ignore
them, just like many of life's irritants.
If I am operating as 6W1RY in the JARL all Asian contest, it is totally
unacceptable to me to have non Asian stations call me with the excuse that
they need Senegal and please give me a a QSO. Oh, and also send me a QSL.
There is a time and place for anything. That goes for adults, not for
----- Original Message -----
From: "W0MU Mike Fatchett" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'David Kopacz'" <email@example.com>; "'CQ Contest'"
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 12:19 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] No US DX Only - ARRL DX
> The Amateur's Code
> The Radio Amateur is
> CONSIDERATE...never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the
> pleasure of others.
> LOYAL...offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local
> clubs, and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio in
> the United States is represented nationally and internationally.
> PROGRESSIVE...with knowledge abreast of science, a well-built and
> station and operation above reproach.
> FRIENDLY...slow and patient operating when requested; friendly advice and
> counsel to the beginner; kindly assistance, cooperation and consideration
> for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur
> BALANCED...radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to
> family, job, school or community.
> PATRIOTIC...station and skill always ready for service to country and
> --The original Amateur's Code was written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in
> It seems that we have forgotten much in 80 years.
> The goodwill of working a few of these guys might go a long way down the
> road when you are begging for contacts on Sunday in Sweepstakes or some
> other domestic contest. We depend on the casual op in most contests for
> significant portion of our contacts.
> The rest of his post was just pot stirring which I will not get involved
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