Sprints, DX - good operators

KR2J at aol.com KR2J at aol.com
Thu Feb 23 10:26:30 EST 1995

In my opinion, a good or even great operator is one who has the following
easily difined qualities in this order:

1) Honesty
2) Operating skill (Speed and accuracy, knowledge of propagation,
       radio use and all of the other types you can think of)

Notice that in my list there is nothing about winning anything.

What is your definition of a good or great operator ?

This got started as an offline discussion with KM9P and I'd like to know what
you think.  I'll post responses & summarize.

KR2J at AOL.com

>From Peter G. Smith" <n4zr at netcom.com  Thu Feb 23 15:39:25 1995
From: Peter G. Smith" <n4zr at netcom.com (Peter G. Smith)
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 1995 07:39:25 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Infrequent signing and dupes
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9502230737.A8850-0100000 at netcom>

Surely that's grounds for disqualification -- I heard him all weekend and 
never heard him send it.  Whjat does the ARRL say - don't you have to 
send your exchange in full every QSO, even if at 50 wpm?

73, Pete                                       
N4ZR at netcom.com
"Better, faster,cheaper -- choose any two"
"No no no -- it's WEST Virginia"

On Wed, 22 Feb 1995, Gerald J Kersus wrote:

> There was  at least one practice worse that not signing your call:
> NOT SENDING YOUR POWER!  I worked V44KAO on several bands and he was not
> sending power on every QSO.  He did respond to requests.  Maybe I'm wrong,
> but based on the activity, V44KAO was not just some casual station handing
> out a few contacts/multipliers.
> Gerry, W1GD

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