[CQ-Contest] How frequent to ID? Every QSO? No way!
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
> 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.
All I can say about the above is it's an absurd analogy.
Barry Kutner, W2UP Internet: w2up at mindspring.com
Newtown, PA Frankford Radio Club
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