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

W0MU w0mu at w0mu.com
Wed Oct 28 00:59:21 EDT 2015

And we wonder why your people have no interest in our hobby?  It is 
pretty clear to me.  How many people might have been listening to the N7 
exchange where young people were present in some OM's shack? or heard 
other similar incidences of really bad behavior?

Honestly maybe we all should look in the mirror.  Mabye that person 
running a 50 year old HW 101 was the next N2IC or W2GD?   You never 
know.  It only takes one bad impression to send people packing from the 

This is probably why I haven't bothered to turn a radio on in months.

On 10/27/2015 7:27 PM, Jim Brown wrote:
> On Tue,10/27/2015 8:29 AM, Steve London wrote:
>> 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 
> We've all experienced "good old boys" like this, and we have to learn 
> how to get rid of them ASAP.
> Stations I will not answer include
> 1) Those who have refused to send me needed QSLs for previous 
> contests. VA6AN goes to rare grids for VHF contests, but has yet to 
> send me a card for three of them. He couldn't believe it when I 
> wouldn't give him an exchange (and I told him why) this summer. N4VC 
> keeps coming back to VHF contests, but won't send a card.
> 2) Those who sign /QRP. I work QRP in some contests, but never sign 
> /QRP, and I work a lot of 5W (and even 1W) signals in ARRL DX. I know 
> only because it's part of the exchange.
> 3) Those who are unsportsmanlike. The subject of this thread seems to 
> be a prime example.
> 4) Those whose dirty signals make it hard for other contesters.
> 5) Those whose audio is so bad that it is hard to copy.
> 73, Jim K9YC
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