Topband: Proper Decorum On The "Gentleman's Band"...
Gary at ka1j.com
Thu Feb 9 09:03:55 PST 2012
While I agree 100% with you, sadly this is nothing new. You only need
to look back to Hiram Maxim's "rotten QRM" and the Wouf Hong to see
the longevity of this RF Graffiti.
I'm guessing that because every new HF rig has 160 ability and that
there's more commercial antennas being made to reach the band with
minimal assembly, the ratio of misanthropes on Top Band has
proportionately increased over past years.
The distilled answer really comes down to this; Idiots breed with
idiots and they have kids they don't know how to raise. Give an idiot
a tool and they'll use it like an idiot...
Gary - KA1J
> Hi Guys,
> This morning, after calling a general "CQ" several times on an
apparently vacant frequency, the passband of my receiver was
inundated by someone deliberately sending a continuous string of
rapid dots---pausing only long enough to see if the barrage elicited
any response from me---and a terse "QSY"...
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