Topband: strange propagation and other threads
Mike Smith VE9AA
ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca
Sat Jan 16 15:10:33 EST 2016
Interesting topic(s) and I told myself I wouldn't comment. (but I will
anyways, hi !)
The one and only issue I have with RHR is when an IT9 station (or anyone
outside the lower 48) is using a USA remote and not signing /W4, /W1, /W6
No amount of arguing can explain how that is right.(or probably legal). I
am trying to setup a very small remote station so I can control my 100w and
vertical stn when I am away from home, working late, coffee breaks or
whatever. Will I succeed? Don't know yet, but I doubt anyone will care if I
am 25kms away from my rig. If I was working JA's from a big W7 remote and
signing my home call of VE9AA I would expect that others would not find that
I have known folks with 5kW 6m amps and if they work a new one before me, so
what - they had to cheat and have to try and sleep at night and look at that
guy in mirror every morning. I have come to accept that no matter if DXing,
contesting or awards chasing, others will always find a loophole or "cheat"
and exploit it, be it illegal, immoral, ethical or whatever. It will
happen. Until it affects me in some way, live and let live.
W1QJ is indeed a good guy. He did over my SB-220 into a 6m amp and made a
few small cosmetic changes at no extra charge.
Although I don't always agree with W8JI, I would be sorry to see him go.
(so please don't)
I still find 160m and 6m to be much more gentlemanly and cordial than the
other bands. Out of 200+ msg's, I find the overwhelming majority to be
civil. Let's keep 160 (and 6 !) that way.
73 de Mike VE9AA, dit dit
Mike, Coreen & Corey
Keswick Ridge, NB
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