Topband: K5P good job!
lknain at nc.rr.com
Sun Jan 17 14:01:24 EST 2016
If the op gives in to the pummeling then even worse chaos generally ensues.
Of course, trying to hold out kills the rate. The op may have "heard" a call
that really wasn't there or a station that finally just fell out of the
propagation range. It's a challenge to decide when to abandon a call and to
73, Larry W6NWS
From: lmlangenfeld at tds.net
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2016 12:40 PM
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Subject: Re: Topband: K5P good job!
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2016 09:55:36 -0400
From: "Mike Smith VE9AA" <ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca>
To: <topband at contesting.com>
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)
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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