yeah I heard several arguments this weekend, One i found really funny,
I thought what a waste of time.
These two guys somehow were both on the same freq. yelling at each other
that they were on that frequency first for the past three hours. these
two sat there for like 20 minutes arguing about who was on the freq
first, THEN THEY STARTED cqING OVER EACHOTHER AND NEITHER OF THEM MADE A
CONTACT FOR LIKE 30 MORE MINUTES. OOPS CAPLOCK,, anyway I just
laughed a lot thinking what a waste of time.
The Original Rolling Ball Clock
On 3/28/2010 7:34 PM, Randy Thompson K5ZD wrote:
> During and after the WPX SSB Contest, I received a number of emails
> complaining about the behavior of various contesters on the bands. We do
> all need to remember that we are sharing the road with others and must do
> our part to help get along.
> I have copied one such message below that should remind us of this.
> Randy, K5ZD
> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2010 2:30 PM
> I have been an amateur for over 40 years. I am interested in many facets of
> Ham Radio, contesting is not one of them. That said, I am also aware that
> contesting is a very popular activity. Looking over the information
> available to current and prospective contesters I find nothing printed that
> suggests proper protocol.
> Contesters have an extremely bad name with the balance of the Ham community.
> When a contest is on it seems to bring out the "to heck with you, I am going
> to do what I want." attitude. As long as I can be heard I care not for what
> you are doing.
> Sadly most of the complaining is done amongst the Hams that are on the air
> most every day and not contesting.
> This letter to you is to lodge a complaint. If the rest of us behaved during
> a contest with the utter disregard for the Gentleman aspect of our hobby
> that used to be known as "The Gentleman's hobby" I am sure that the contest
> community would also be complaining.
> There is Ham Radio outside of contesting and those of us that enjoy this
> would really appreciate consideration by the weekend contesters. Do not
> blindly call "CQ contest" without listening to see if the frequency is in
> use, and if it is respect the stations using it.
> Thank you for listening.
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