[CQ-Contest] If this were a contest............

Charles Harpole hs0zcw at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 20:11:56 EST 2015

Yes Yan, I do disagree with the current use of geographically limited
calling.  I understand the money dimension... call the population centers
because they pay.
I do not want to purchase a contact, I just want a REASONABLE chance rather
than hear hours, even days, of calling to areas I am not in.  If one wishes
to listen to this selective calling for most of one's waking hours as is
necessary to find the sliver of chance, then, like you, one may slip in

My point is that with the current selective calling, there is basically
NEVER a call to an area that includes me.... so I am locked in to that
DREADED CALLING OUT OF TURN.  I bet you Yan did that also for the contacts
you note.

So, if a DXpedition is being run for SOME hams, they should name it the
EXCLUSIONpedition.   73, Charly in where?  oh Thailand, isn't that Taipei?

On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 8:04 PM, Yan (XV4Y) <xv4y at nature-mekong.com> wrote:

> Hi Charly,
> I got them on 15, 12 and 10m CW with 100w to a dipole.
> Never spend more than 15 minutes on each band.
> If I know it's not the right moment, I just go for something else.
> You should try to work them when propagation disfavor other places, even
> if it's not the best for you.
> For me, that means best time around 11am local time (sun between me and
> JA) or 3pm (around sunset in JA).
> They were S9+10dB, but some of their operators have different operating
> patterns than I am used to, and it takes me some time to understand their
> rhythm and where they listen.
> I worked many DXpedition this way, given there is propagation of course!
> I got FT4TA on two bands SSB, but this time I knew the operator pattern
> very well as it was F4BVK (great op).
> Very few operators do selective calls for SEA or Oceania, they just call
> JA.
> From the number of stations in the area, that makes sense too, you would
> not expect them making selective calls to Spain, UK or California only...
> 73,
> Yan.
> ---
> Yannick DEVOS - XV4Y
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> Le 22 janv. 2015 à 19:14, cq-contest-request at contesting.com a écrit :
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> > Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:26:56 +0700
> > From: Charles Harpole <hs0zcw at gmail.com>
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> > If this were a contest.............
> >
> > EP6T has been loud here often, and I wked em both modes on 20, but may
> > never work them on any other bands due to their calling directionally to
> > NA, EU, or JA, which obviously leaves me totally out as it does all of
> the
> > rest of Asia, and the whole continent of Africa and VK.  Even if they
> would
> > finally call for India, or SEA or Manila-- more close places-- I would
> have
> > to listen to them working other places for hours on end for days to get
> to
> > hear their redirected CQs toward me that could come at any time and
> > definitely for a short time.   Am I disgusted, yep.
> >
> > --
> > Charly, HS0ZCW
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Charly, HS0ZCW

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