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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Reply to SO2R comments...
From: w2up@mindspring.com (Barry Kutner)
Date: Tue Mar 6 12:36:38 2001
Sorry John, I don't agree with you. If I ask "QRZ is the freq in use,"
get no answer, then ask a second time just to make sure
someone's not in the middle of an exchange, and get no answer,
then the freq is up for grabs. This exchange probably takes 10-12
secs. I think it is unreasonable to expect a freq to be your's when
you've vacated it for possibly 120 seconds. Maybe you should have
jumped back to your original spot and thrown a CQ or two out in
the middle of the QSYs.
You may luck out and have it waiting for you. Or, you could be a
bully and take it back, but that's not the right thing to do.
Barry W2UP

On 5 Mar 01, John Dorr wrote:

 > Well, I'll step up here considering no one else seems willing to mention
 > real calls/names. The incident with N2MG involved myself while operating on
 > 10M. I had the good fortune to have two needed multipliers call me which I
 > managed to successfully pass to 15M.
 > Now, I agree about the concern over the frequency ownership issue raised by
 > several guys on here. In this case (and correct me if I'm wrong), I believe
 > the passes probably took about 45-60 seconds each. That is, in my view,
 > within a reasonable window to say you're still using a run frequency.
 > Naturally, that can be debated at great length as it already has been on
 > this channel.
 > The point in my on-air comment to Mike was simply that instead of trying to
 > have the debate in the heat of battle, he would be better off finding his
 > own frequency and focussing on passing guys himself as appropriate.
 > Obviously that's a one-sided view but, right or wrong,  seems to be a
 > regular practice by most operators.
 > BTW, for the record, I was not operating with two radios this weekend. But,
 > a fair point has been raised here about how long a frequency is legitimately
 > yours when you choose to vacate it for any reason. I submit to the
 > contesting court that there's no cookbook answer to that one.
 > 73 John, K1AR
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Barry Kutner, W2UP              Internet: w2up@mindspring.com
Newtown, PA         FRC         alternate: barry@w2up.wells.com

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