[CQ-Contest] A true POWER story....
siggijak at gmail.com
Sun Oct 16 03:33:00 PDT 2011
Back in the early 80´s, we used to run CQWW in M/S @ TF3IRA. Before one
CQWWSSB, we sat down and made plans on
how to run the contest....... One rather naive idea was agreed upon: NOT to
qso the big eastern block stations that were
also running in M/S. They would need us for the Double Mult, but we could do
without the 1. point, that the Q would give,
thereby excluding them of the TF and Zone 40 mults.
The contest would start, and come saturday morning the band would open into
EU. We got a great pileup going, and then all of a
sudden, after one of our: QRZ TF3IRA, the S meter would jump to 20 over, and
the only thing I heard was fan noise.... Then he dropped his call,
"United Kilo 2 Bravo Bravo Bravo", and the headphones almost fell to the
floor when the S meter got nailed @ 60 over.
We tried to ignore him, saying: "The G3 something 5940". This would go on
for a few Q´s, and finally he grew tired and called:
"United Kilo 2 Bravo Bravo Bravo, I know you can hear me "...... That did
it......He was not going away.....We gave up.....
and made the Q...........
See you all in CQWW.......running no more than legal power.
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