[CQ-Contest] CW WW RTTY Complaint
ve4xt at mb.sympatico.ca
Wed Oct 1 19:44:13 EDT 1997
Doug Smith wrote:
> >From: kx9x at juno.com
> >Hey, everybody-
> >I got this note from an extremely disgruntled ham. Anybody else get this....
> The tone is rather abrasive & the spelling could use some help but... to
> some degree, the complainant has a point.. as it does appear many of the
> RTTY operators were *not* listening before transmitting. One result was a
> precipitious (sp?) decline in the number of 40m CW QSOs made in the
> Tennessee QSO Party Sunday afternoon; those trying to work CW near the<snip>
> That's really been my impression of RTTY in general; few casual ops seem to
> care if they're about to stomp out a CW signal. Which isn't too horribly
> big of a deal when you're up above 7055 <snip>
Except that then you may be stomping on Canadian and DX SSB ops.
Either way, TX B4 RX will get you honours status at Lids U.
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