[CQ-Contest] When is it OK to refuse to give out a QSO?

Gerry Hull gerry at yccc.org
Tue Oct 27 12:03:35 EDT 2015


Spent many hours on 40m phone (yuck!) trying to work s2 EU stations with
20/9 background QRM, and many of those "types" calling me -- "DANG! You are
the loudest signal on the band!"

Yep, gave 'em 59 5, and yes, they still came back with a 5-minute life
story.  I made another bunch of QSOs right under them.  It's part of the

CW is such a nice filter (in so many ways!)


Gerry W1VE

On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 11:29 AM, Steve London <n2icarrl at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 10/26/2015 01:43 PM, Gerry Hull wrote:
>> I bet I worked 100 zero pointers this weekend.  hmm... 100 x say, 5
>> seconds
>> per Q = 500 seconds or 8 minutes out of 48 hours.
>> Much Ado About Nothing.
> You need to spend time in my shoes, spending the weekend beaming to
> Europe, where my signal is S9++ all day on 20 and 15 meters to W1, 2, 3, 4,
> 8, 9.
> N2IC: CQ Contest November Two India Charlie
> KG4HOS: Kay Gee Fower Aitch Oh Ess
> N2IC: Kay Gee Four Aitch Oh Eff Five Nine Four
> KG4HOS: The call is Kay Gee Fower Aitch Oh Ess. I'm not in the contest,
> but the personal is Randall and we're in Cracked Shoe, Tennessee. Running a
> Heathkit Hot Water 100 to a rain gutter. So how do...
> IR**: CQ Contest Italy Radio [N] [Y]
> N2IC: Italy Radio [N][Y], the frequency is in use.
> IR**: CQ Contest Italy Radio [N] [Y]
> 73,
> Steve, N2IC/5
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