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[TenTec] QRO, QRP and Courtesy

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Subject: [TenTec] QRO, QRP and Courtesy
From: turner@safety.ics.uci.edu (Clark Savage Turner WA3JPG)
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 12:04:28 -0700
> If a person said to me, "I am hard of hearing, could you speak up?"  it
> would be RUDE to continue to whisper.  If I answer your 100 watt CQ with
> 5 watts and you give me a 239 report, then I know it is you who are

Not always true (antennas can make an amazing difference) but point
generally well taken.  If our desire is to then have a long, easy
QSO, I would certainly increase my power up from 5 watts to 100 
or so to make it all even, as long as QRM was not a problem.

> So I call CQ at my typical 50 or 100 watt output and get some
> dyed-in-the-wool QRP operator.  Ask him to QRO and he takes it
> personally -- geez.  My suggestion to such folks is to call your own

Is that what happened to you?  I am sorry.  It has never, ever happened
to me, thankfully..... on either side (I can be found on both sides 
of this question depending on my mood that day, hi hi)

> Take the challenge of QRP yourself, instead of subjecting
> others to it.

Now I get your point better.  I agree with you.  If it is difficult
for you to hear the other station and he refuses to help with the
QSO (assuming he can do it), he is rude and what the heck, sign and
call another CQ right there.

Clark Savage Turner, Esq.
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