[CQ-Contest] RTTY "Listening"

Jim Rhodes k0xu at iowadsl.net
Tue Jun 19 23:29:07 EDT 2007

At 12:03 PM 6/19/2007, sawyered at earthlink.net wrote:
>I am not a RTTY op so I can't comment on the need to listen or not.
>But I am a low power CW Contester, and as such, I spend more than my 
>fair share of time CQing between 7030 - 7080, 14060 - 14100, and 
>21060 and 21100.
>I can categorically state that SOME RTTYers are adament that these 
>are their frequencies and that it gives them the right to 
>intentionally QRM contesters.  I can't get through A CONTEST without 
>at least a few RTTYers opening up with RTTY dead nuts on my CQing 
>frequency at S7 - S9plus on a frequency I have often been on for 10 
>mins to over an hour CQing.
>Trust me, when I run my 100W into a 2-stack of 4 element monobanders 
>and you are S9 on my meter, I am S7 - S9 plus on yours.
>There is no call for it, speakers or not.  A few times I have 
>actually listened to see if another RTTY station has responded to 
>them.  Sometimes they haven't, and the person is still blasting me 
>on the frequency that I occupy.  One of these days, I am going to 
>get on RTTY just to respond to these "idiots" and surprise the hell 
>out of the when I say "get off the frequency.  QRL".  And then go 
>back to my CW Contest.
>If anyone doubts this, you are obviously a RTTYer wearing rose 
>colored glasses.
>I could think of nothing, I mean nothing, that would turn me off of 
>a contest more, than having RTTY and CW on at the same time (despite 
>being listed in the contest section of ARRL's web site, FD is not a 
>Ed  N1UR
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Jim Rhodes K0XU
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