Two stories from my chair time at K8AZ in the ARRL CW test this weekend.
1. I can't say there is any connection, but early Sunday on 15 meters I
heard a weak but copyable OE4A CQing away. Several calls got a "?" and one
a "K?" but no qso. So I spotted him anyway. Maybe a minute later, I called
him again and he came right back. Hmmmmm????
2. Later Sunday morning I had been running around 21055 when a rather loud
station starts up with a string of dashes, with varying signal strength
indicative of someone tuning an amp. Then a very loud 7X0RY starts CQing
Well, I figure no point in fighting, I'd just get my qso (and new multiplier)
and move on. So I did, and moved up about a KHz, and resumed CQing. I kept
checking back to see how soon a packet pileup would ensue, but to my
surprise, none did. Lots of unanswered CQs. I only heard one other station
(K2NV), and never did see any spots for him.
I guess even rare guys need packet help.
And nothing much to do with packet, but 557/N3BNA sure was an interesting
73 - Jim K8MR
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