[CQ-Contest] The Calling Disease

George Harlem george.harlem at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 14:13:34 PST 2011

You're absolutely right, Dave, and it will not happen a second time.

George W1EBI

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[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of David Gilbert
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2011 11:53 PM
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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] The Calling Disease

I guarantee that working him at all encouraged him to do exactly the 
same thing again to someone else.  The way to change the WA3's behavior 
is to not work him when he calls out of turn.

Dave   AB7E

On 11/28/2011 3:13 PM, George Harlem wrote:
> I need to offer an admission.
> Like most, I too deplore this ugly habit of some lids.  Running in SS CW
> earlier this month I was called by a weak station and a very strong
> I went back to the weak station with (not the actual prefixes) "K4?".  The
> very strong WA3 again came back on top of the K4.  I sent "K4?" again.
> thing.  Then "K4 K4?".  Again the WA3.  So I worked the WA3 and
> intentionally failed to log him.  Yes, I let my emotions get the better of
> me.  Pity that the K4 moved on, but I felt justified.  I'm not sure there
> any way to change that WA3's behavior.
> George W1EBI
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