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Re: [RTTY] why bother?

To: <km9m-zig@comcast.net>, <rtty@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [RTTY] why bother?
From: "Martin Bluhm" <marty@w8aks.us>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 19:34:41 -0500
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Amen Zig!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unfortunately, your email is like preaching to the choir.


-----Original Message-----
From: rtty-bounces@contesting.com [mailto:rtty-bounces@contesting.com]On
Behalf Of km9m-zig@comcast.net
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 19:29
To: rtty@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [RTTY] why bother?

Just some blowing off steam because its not being done their way Bill.

It happens on all modes, all contests. You get the casual ops who are
looking for:
states, counties, countries, wpx, or just making a few q's. Some even know
are fresh meat, and they can have some fun. They're not "contesters", but
they get
on giving Q's to the masses while looking for what they need. If you hear
nervous as hell or the squeaky voice on ssb, or signing / interim whatever,
be patient.
(I know the digital crowd doesn't hear the nervousness.. say hi, congrats on
upgrade, etc)
This might be this person's 1st qso, or contest exchange... I want them to
keep coming back...
come work me every time you hear or see me. If they send you a card, send
them one back,
maybe with a note on suggestions on how to improve their efficiency.
But please don't belittle them. It might be their 1st, and last time they
get OTA.

Where would a "runner" be on Sunday if the after church or football crowds
don't show up?
Do some of them slow your rate down.. sure. But its a Q, and possibly a
Current attitudes and trends in contesting are going to exact a toll on us,
and its not going to be good for most.
Zig - KM9M
(and yes.. I have never entered a rtty contest)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill" <w9ol@billnjudy.com>
To: rtty@contesting.com
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 4:33:22 PM
Subject: [RTTY] why bother?

Simply because with my cardiac arteries and other problems, I'll
take all the GL anyone wishes to give me.
I've won a couple, didn't even come close in most, but never been in a
contest where someone
wishing me good luck cost me the win.
and...politically, if there person who wished you good luck read that
email, pretty sure that would be 5 qso you wouldn't get next contest.

and...if I ever become like the 80 meter SSB guys, I sure hope someone
comes and helps me decend from my tower @ 32'/sec/sec

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