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Re: [CQ-Contest] why non-contesters hate us

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] why non-contesters hate us
From: Jim Smith <jimsmith@shaw.ca>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:40:09 -0700
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Good for you, Doug. I have long thought that we should be "naming names" 
here as a matter of course.

I had a similar problem some time back with a VE3 M/M, well, multi 
something.  When I complained to him he said that he'd been on the 
frequency for some time but paused to change out some coax and then 
carried on CQing.  I did the same for a while but it was during the Eu 
opening for me and he was making Qs and I wasn't so I moved.

I thought afterwards that I should e-mail the station owner with the 
details and ask if that is the way he likes to see his station operated. 
  However, by then I'd forgotten the time and the freq so he wouldn't be 
able to identify the op if he wanted to.  So I didn't send the e-mail as 
I didn't see how it would help anything.

What do you think of the idea of sending an e-mail to the holder of the 
call with the info as to what happened, when, freq, etc and ask him if 
he approves of this style of operation?  Maybe something about you 
wanted to give him a chance to explain what happened before posting the 
details to CQ-Contest.  He might just respond that it was a guest op and 
that he has since explained to the guest op that this wasn't acceptable.

Then again, he might just tell you to screw off.

It would be nice if we could bring some peer pressure to bear.  Some 
might actually change their behaviour.

73, Jim Smith   VE7FO

doug smith wrote:

> There have been similar complaints posted here before, but I guess
> they finally caught me on a day when I was sleep-deprived enough to
> name names.  OE2S is not the *only* guilty party (and there are plenty
> here in the States - it's not just a European thing by any means) but
> they *are* a guilty party.
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