Topband: Food for Thought

Bill Tippett btippett at
Thu Dec 8 17:27:34 EST 2005

         This is forwarded from a relatively rare
station that wishes to remain anonymous, and
I've doctored his comments slightly to maintain
that.  I'm sure we are all guilty of this at one time
or another (on both coasts), but before you flex
your muscles in that pileup, consider the guys
who may be calling for a brand new one.

         I don't intend to start another ranting
thread. Let's just resolve to be more considerate
before jumping into that next pileup.

                         In the Spirit of the Season,

                         Bill  W4ZV

>         I had my first USA opening, a whopping hour of fun
>where conditions were ok (I did not say good), and my QRN was
>lower than normal.
>I managed to snag 40 USA in that hour.  Made a lot of smiles I
>know.  Here is the grumpy part........ 21 of those 40 were repeat
>band QSOs, same people over and over.  I know there were at
>least 100 that wanted a contact.  I could not make an issue of
>it on the band, but feel sorry that the 21 "regulars" kept at least
>21 from getting their first ***.

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