Topband: K5P good job!

lmlangenfeld at lmlangenfeld at
Sun Jan 17 12:40:07 EST 2016

Message: 16
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2016 09:55:36 -0400
From: "Mike Smith VE9AA" <ve9aa at>
To: <topband at>
Subject: Topband: K5P good job !

If the DX said WB6Z? I certainly wouldn't call.  Full credit to the K5P op
who tried to stick with it til he figured the original caller wasn't hearing
him or they were getting pummeled so badly from calls not even close to the
original, that he moved on.  Rate is king when time is limited.(dxpeditions
only have so many days)

gah !

Mike VE9AA


Mike, you're quite right.  There seems to be a real epidemic of those constantly calling out-of-turn (COOTs??) lately, and there's no question Q-rates are suffering as a result of this senseless (and now seemingly pervasive) QRM.  There's no rational excuse for it.

Both yesterday and this morning I heard many more than a few "easy" Qs fail to go to completion when K5P diligently and accurately tried to reply to callers who responded with nothing more than relentless repetitions of their calls.  Apparently you did , too.



Mark -- WA9ETW

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