FD operators

N0bsh at aol.com N0bsh at aol.com
Wed Jun 29 12:51:57 EDT 1994

I had many Qs that went something like this:

CQ FD from W0AIH
W0AIH from W2XXX
W2XXX  2E Wisconsin
QSL 2E Wisconsin we are 4A East New York could you give me your callsign

what!!???   excuse me!!!???   you knew my callsign when you called me!!

The dupe situation hasn't changed since the first time I did this 15 years
ago.  One persistent soul called me AT LEAST 4 times/hour for about 5 hours.
 After working him 3 times I just ignored him.
On CW I found that  if I sent about 32 - 34 WPM I could still work  a lot of
guys but it filtered out the really  s - l - o - w  types.

As one who has "experimented" with cute phonetics in the past (remember Bomb
Saddam Hussein ??) I can attest that they do nothing to increase the rate!!!

Ah... the joys of FD      

You know the scary part is that these same ops are the ones who show up for
emergency communications,etc.  Makes you wonder how any traffic gets through.

Mike N0BSH
n0bsh at aol.com

>From Evert Halbach" <CS-ERH at nich-nsunet.nich.edu  Wed Jun 29 17:58:36 1994
From: Evert Halbach" <CS-ERH at nich-nsunet.nich.edu (Evert Halbach)
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 1994 10:58:36 CST
Subject: "Wierd Phonetics"
Message-ID: <MAILQUEUE-101.940629105836.288 at nich-nsunet.nich.edu>

Seen a post on "Wierd Phonetics".  Never could think up a good one 
for my call "WA5OJI".  Well maybe with the trial going on someone can 
dream up a good one for me.......

        73 de wa5OJi  Evert

        Evert R. Halbach   WA5OJI
Internet - cs-erh at nich-nsunet.nich.edu
Phone    - (504) 448-4999
Snail    - P.O. Box 2168   Thibodaux, La. 70310

>From Peter Hardie <hardie at herald.usask.ca>  Wed Jun 29 16:29:42 1994
From: Peter Hardie <hardie at herald.usask.ca> (Peter Hardie)
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 1994 09:29:42 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Packet points on FD
Message-ID: <Pine.3.88.9406290909.B5585-0100000 at herald.usask.ca>

On Tue, 28 Jun 1994 FOXG at WCSUB.CTSTATEU.EDU wrote:
> One of the more interesting FD rules concerns packet operation.  I'm sure
> this was originally intended to encourage that fledgling mode.
> .......
> Shouldn't this loophole be tightened?  Shouldn't the packet advantage be
> reduced?
I checked into the converse server at ve7arg which is hooked into other 
convers all over the place and there were people getting FD contacts from 
all over Europe plus W and VE (I gave out some contacts myself).

If our local clubs had done FD this year they could have just set up a 
packet station, hooked into the converse server (which is via an Internet 
gateway), and got a lot of QSOs with just a couple of watts out.

When you're on the convers node you can't tell whether the contacts you 
make are amateur radio all the way, or Internet (or commercial satellite 
etc.) in between.

Maybe it is time to change the rule for packet but I'm not sure how you 
would write it. No cluster, no convers node, no ..... ??

ve5va.qrp at usask.ca

>From Charlie Ocker <Ocker at KD5PJ.dseg.ti.com>  Wed Jun 29 17:50:52 1994
From: Charlie Ocker <Ocker at KD5PJ.dseg.ti.com> (Charlie Ocker)
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 94  11:50:52 CDT
Subject: Field Day stuff
Message-ID: <2981897452-1889694 at KD5PJ>

Tom, WB4IUX, writes:

> with rates as high as 150 / hr.  However, I get so fed up with the
> "hey there <hiccup> OM,  please copy my uh, uh, uh, # Alpha,
> zz section, gord head" type of exchanges.  Even though Field Day
> has been argued to be not so much a contest as an emergency
> preparedness drill, the 'usual' crop of operators (not the
> contesters who are participating!!!) is sooooooooooooooooo slow
> I get terribly unmotivated.

> How do you guys/gals tolerate it?  Just stoke more 807's on the
> coals??

I choose to ignore it and operate cw.  Field Day SSB drives me nuts.

Charlie  KD5PJ          ocker at kd5pj.dseg.ti.com

>From len at ariel.coe.neu.edu (Leonard Kay)  Wed Jun 29 17:52:27 1994
From: len at ariel.coe.neu.edu (Leonard Kay) (Leonard Kay)
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 1994 12:52:27 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 4U1ITU QRV in IARU
Message-ID: <9406291652.AA00775 at ariel.coe.neu.edu>

Also also, look for 4U1ITU in the IARU test. I will be activating 
the station while I happen :-) to be in Geneva on business.

Remember, 4U1ITU is a HQ multiplier, and I expect to be active
on both CW/SSB, all bands. So please give me your Q's!

Look for me for the couple of days before the test, also....

73, Len KB2R
len at ariel.coe.neu.edu

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