[CQ-Contest] RTTY "Listening"
mperrin at ordata.com
mperrin at ordata.com
Wed Jun 20 14:21:03 EDT 2007
It happens and lots of times, the QRMer is intentional, much like the
Senior Nets on 75 meters "owning a frequency." But we RTTY ops just
consider the source and muck on, enjoying our contesting.
73, Mark N7MQ
> Well said!
> Also not being a RTTY op I can't comment on CW QRMing RTTY, but I
> don't believe that I've seen any one complaining about it much on here
> - And I'm sure I'll hear about it if I'm wrong!
> 73 Hank K8DD
> On 6/19/07, sawyered at earthlink.net <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
>> 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
>> 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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