[CQ-Contest] Does might make right in contesting?

W1HIJCW at aol.com W1HIJCW at aol.com
Fri Feb 25 10:01:16 EST 2000

>  The question is simple: is it OK to take a frequency from someone?

No, plain and simple. It's called intentional interference. 

Anyone who has contested for any significant amount of time has been both the 
interferee and the interferor. It's bound to happen simply because there's no 
guarantee that you'll be able to hear both sides of every QSO. The question 
is, what do you you do when a station who was on a frequency first asks you 
to QSY?

The only civilized answer is you move. 

What would be the point of QRL? or dididahdahditdit if, when the answer came 
back didahdit or dahdidahdit you just went on CQ'g anyway?

Intentional frequency stealing is no different than cutting into line at a 
movie theater or intentionally cutting someone off  on a freeway. It's just 
bad manners. 

Bill, W1HIJ(/6) -- member: Southern California DX Club and
                                       Southern California Contest Club
Newport Beach, CA 

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