And the problem is - non contesters came to *expect* QRM free operation.
For a few years there were lots of "You're interfering with a net!!" type
comments when running on phone. Thankfully - no so much any more. Maybe
they QSYed to the Internet. Whatever happened, things have gotten better
over the past few years.
Tom - VE3CX
On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 11:34 AM, Joe <email@example.com> wrote:
> That I will agree with 100%
> The bands are DEAD. the only time they even sound like when I first got
> licensed ( 1975 ) is during a contest.
> 20 meters on a Saturday afternoon back then, it was extremely rare to
> have a contact where there wasnt a high pitched donal duck above you and a
> grumble grumble below you all the time. geez now it's all private channels
> like on 2 meters for cripes sake.
> Joe WB9SBD
> The Original Rolling Ball Clock
> Idle Tyme
> On 12/21/2015 9:37 AM, Leigh S. Jones wrote:
>> As a contested and observer of the bands, I'd like to point up that while
>> contest participation and scores have increased over the past decades,
>> operation on HF between contests seems to be trending downward.
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Dec 21, 2015, at 6:22 AM, Joe <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> Just kind of a survey folk,,,
>>> Contesting in general.
>>> Is it MORE, or LESS Popular than it used to be.
>>> I mean the level of activity, People operating whether they send in a
>>> log or not. In other words People just making Contacts for what ever reason
>>> they have.
>>> And then actual Contesters that send in entries, This should be able to
>>> be determined by the results.
>>> But the question is.
>>> The level of participation both Contesters, and people just making
>>> contacts, the level of activity now, vs say in the 90's or even 70's or
>>> even 60's
>>> How is the level now compared to back then?
>>> Joe WB9SBD
>>> The Original Rolling Ball Clock
>>> Idle Tyme
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