Stealing Frequencies

Sean E. Kutzko tigger at
Mon Nov 7 14:19:01 EST 1994

In regards to coming up on frequency and just calling away, I did that
a couple times, too. My apologies... a 102-degree fever is no fun.

However, that does bring up an interesting question. SEVERAL times this
weekend I was calling CQ, and somebody would just appear out of nowhere and
steal my freq. These folks were 20-40 over. I would ask them to QSY, and they would just keep calling away. I cannot believe they couldn't hear me; 100w
with a beam pointed down their throat is hard to ignore. I ended up in a brawl
with a couple folks. Sometimes they moved, sometimes I did.

I'm not referring to instances where you've been calling on freq and move
your beam 100 degrees, only to discover there's a QRP guy in Montana on 
the same freq that you couldn't hearwhen your beam was pointed the other way.
I mean the cases where the guy is LOUD. And you know YOU'Re loud with him,
because he keeps asking for fills.

If you QSY, find a freq and somebody tells you it's in use, why do you ignore

Yes, I've got filters. Yes, you do, too.

See ya in 2 weeks as a QRP'er. If you hear a guy in the mud, that's me.
Sean Kutzko KF9PL
Urbana, IL

One of these days I'll get in my car
Fill up the tank and see how far...
The twist of the key, the turn of the wheel
What a big deal...One of these days.                     -Mouth Bandits

>From peterj at (Peter Jennings)  Mon Nov  7 20:31:13 1994
From: peterj at (Peter Jennings) (Peter Jennings)
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 1994 12:31:13 -0800
Subject: SS and CW filters + AB6WM SS results
Message-ID: <199411072031.MAA27383 at>

> I couldnt believe how narrow people have their filters set. I did a very
> casual S&P effort this weekend and was surprised many times by guys with BIG
> signals in the clear that I had to call 3 times (no one else was calling)
> becasue I didnt call on just the right freq.
> Tim - NU6S

Funny, I couldn't believe how many people were calling off frequency.
Isn't zero beating included in the instructions of rigs any more? Sometimes
stations called me so far off frequency that they were zero beat the next
station up or down. Sometimes I only thought they were calling me, they
were actually calling the next station up or down with the resultant
QRM and waste of time for all of us.


AB6WM Results S/O, Laid Back Attitude

80 -  73
40 - 199
20 - 380
15 - 130
10 -  10

792 x 77 = 121,968.

It was great to see so much QRP activity out there. Made me feel real
guilty about wasting so much power!

Had 5 power outages on the weekend. Was about ready to switch on the
generator - the disadvantage of living in a redwood forest. Every time
the wind blows branches fall on the lines.


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>From Rus Healy <0006147675 at>  Mon Nov  7 15:46:00 1994
From: Rus Healy <0006147675 at> (Rus Healy)
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 94 10:46 EST
Subject: W2HPF SS CW results
Message-ID: <74941107154647/0006147675NA4EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

Bottom line: 1159/76 ==> 176,168

Operators: NJ2L and W2HPF

We did 24 hours and missed Alaska, even with packet! Damn. Thanks to
all for the Qs.

High power is certainly more fun that my usual 100 W!

Rus Healy, NJ2L
rhealy at

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