[CQ-Contest] The Calling Disease...

KU7Y ku7y.cw at gmail.com
Mon Nov 28 11:57:21 PST 2011

I remember years ago, in a state I used to live in, we had a DX "club".  One 
of the things we did was award a "Lid of the Year" trophy to whoever we 
thought was the very worst operator when calling in a pile up.

The trophy was the rear end of a horse!

One year, about 2 months after sending out the trophy to the "winner", 2 of 
us wound up sitting at the same table as him, (the winner), for dinner at 
the Visalia convention!  It was hard to keep a straight face!

OK, back in my hole,

Ron, KU7Y
SOWP 5545M
Arizona Outlaws Contest Club
Brenda, AZ (Winter)
Caldwell, ID (Summer)
ku7y at qsl.net
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "AA6DX - Mark" <aa6dx at arrl.net>
To: "'Mike N1TA'" <n1tangoalpha at gmail.com>; "'cq-contest'" 
<CQ-Contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2011 11:14 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] The Calling Disease...

> In The way-back, before the Internet, we used to have a "Lid List" that 
> was
> passed around --- sounds like a good foundation for a starting point!
> Mark  AA6DX
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike N1TA [mailto:n1tangoalpha at gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, November 28, 2011 7:50 AM
> To: cq-contest
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] The Calling Disease...
> Pete,
> I've taken to recording this whenever I hear it (even mid-contest). I 
> don't
> quite think it's my place to contact these stations and say "listen to
> this-", but maybe in the future we will have an outlet for 
> constructively -
> and anonymously - improving operating practices.
> -- 
> Mike DeChristopher, N1TA
> On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 8:38 AM, Peter Chamalian <w1rm at arrl.net> wrote:
>> A disease for sure.  Calling no matter what the DX sends is commonplace
>> during DXpeditions but now it's run wild in CQ WW.  The DX comes back to
> W4
>> and I hear N9, K6, W5, etc., calling and calling.  Why?  How do we stop
>> this
>> stupid practice?
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