[CQ-Contest] How frequent to ID? Every QSO? No way!

Barry w2up at mindspring.com
Wed Jan 19 06:57:39 EST 2005

On 18 Jan 2005 Doug Renwick wrote:

> Some of the comments just 'floor' me.  A lot have complained about
> José's practices.  Take a minute, step back, and look at what you are
> stating.  Here is one that says it all:
> "However, his approach exudes selfishness and poor sportsmanship. Yes,
> I realize it is a contest, but there's a limit to how much "me me me"
> one does at the expense of others.  Is it right to expect others to
> wait an entire minute for an ID?   If so, those lost QSOs are coming
> out of someone else's pocket."
> Now look at the above from the view point this time of a station
> already in the pile-up.  You come along and want to bully the other
> stations calling (that's you or me me me at the expense of others). 
> As one low power operator stated not iding every QSO gives the weaker
> calling stations a chance to work the 'DX' in a smaller pile-up. 
> Bullying your way past the weaker stations is sportsmanship? Come on,
> it exude selfishness.  Is it right for you to push past others who
> have been waiting longer than you?
> You walk into say a McDonalds restaurant and there is a line up at
> every till.  Are you so privileged to be able to walk up to the front
> of the line ahead of others who were there before you and be served
> first?
> Some of you complain about the operating practices of others and then
> you profess to use the same practices that you are complaining about!
> The bands must be dead...we have too much time on our hands...tomorrow
> can be a fresh start.
> Doug/VA5DX

All I can say about the above is it's an absurd analogy.
Barry W2UP--
Barry Kutner, W2UP              Internet: w2up at mindspring.com
Newtown, PA                     Frankford Radio Club

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