[CQ-Contest] Frequency owners

Mark Steven Williams k9gx at n4gn.com
Tue Aug 23 22:39:58 EDT 2005


Next time you encounter 'ol Artsy just tell him you're aboard an alien 
spacecraft that's hovering high above Pahrump and if he mouths off again 
you'll zap him with you're 50 billion gigawatt laser "neuter ray" and turn 
him into Dr. Laura.

BTW, where the Hell is Bullhead City?



Mark S. Williams
Elizabeth, IN
k9gx at n4gn.com

----- Original Message ----- 
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2005 12:43 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Frequency owners

> Come out here to the west and try to use 3840 during any domestic contest 
> like NAQP or SS. You will be run off very rudely by the world famous 
> W6OBB.  He will tell you in no uncertain terms he owns the frequency and 
> to boot is a personal friend of Riley. Then even better is 3815, I call it 
> 'The loose screw' frequency. Then of course on 40m meters there's 7240 
> which is reserved for everyone but contesters and 7153 which is the 
> exclusive use of the international DX ragchewers.
> Unfortunately by the time you have tried to enlighten any of these groups 
> you have probably lost 50 Q's.
> MAL         N7MAL
> http://www.ctaz.com/~suzyq/N7mal.htm
> http://geocities.com/n7mal/
> Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.
> It's already tomorrow in Australia
>  ----- Original Message ----- 
>  From: Kenneth E. Harker
>  To: CQ Contest
>  Sent: Monday, August 22, 2005 14:29
>  Subject: [CQ-Contest] Frequency owners
>       On Saturday in the NAQP, I spent at least two hours CQing on 14.260 
> MHz.
>  A little after 0130 UTC, someone came on frequency and "informed" me that 
> I
>  was operating on the IOTA frequency, and that I was interfering with one 
> or
>  two active IOTA DXpeditions who would rather be using this frequency,
>  and could us contesters be so kind as to keep just this one frequency 
> clear,
>  seeing as how it is the IOTA frequency after all, and I wasn't on an
>  island, blah, blah, blah....  He was reasonably polite and all, even gave
>  a callsign, but of course he was taking like 90+ seconds to make his 
> point,
>  and I decided that, even though I had really good rate on that band, it 
> was
>  time to be CQing on 40M anyway, so I left him to argue with himself for 
> who
>  knows how much longer.  Checking 14.260 later on with the second radio, I
>  never heard anyone else using that frequency, but maybe that was because
>  signals of adjacent activity that moved in around it made it just as 
> unusable
>  as if I had been there all along.
>       Looking up this IOTA business on the web, I find that these people
>  think they own no fewer than fifteen (15) frequencies on the HF ham 
> bands.
>  What utter hubris!
>       I also at one point on Saturday heard some station giving someone on
>  14.298 MHz grief about how the Maritime Mobile Net had been on 14.300 MHz
>  for over 40 years, blah, blah, blah - of course, when I tuned up to 
> 14.300
>  MHz, there's NOBODY there!
>       Can someone tell me, is there any special interest group in ham 
> radio
>  today that _doesn't_ think it owns a frequency on 20 meters phone?
>  -- 
>  Kenneth E. Harker WM5R
>  kenharker at kenharker.com
>  http://www.kenharker.com/
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