[CQ-Contest] Going Over to the Dark Side

Mark Beckwith mark at concertart.com
Mon Jan 13 20:15:01 EST 2003

Matt said:

> I was CQing away and working a few here and there and some station
> came on calling another stateside station over and over.

I bet Matt happened to be on the frequency they decided to QSY to from
another band without listening first (not that I would have any experience
with this [hi]).  I know I had to squeeze in a couple times because there
happened to be someone on the frequency I had just agreed to QSY to.

I think in-and-out in less than a minute is not worth getting worked up over
(not that I think Matt got worked up).  When I'm CQing and some other guys
blast over me for a 15 second sked, it is just a relief that they're gone as
soon as they appeared.  Beats the heck out of the bonehead who says QRL? on
your frequency, you answer YES, and they just start CQing as if they didn't
hear you.

Mark, N5OT

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