Topband: K5P good job!

Kevin Stover kevin.stover at
Sun Jan 17 14:15:58 EST 2016

Most of this can be laid at the feet of a few things.

1. People trying to work a big pile like K5P and not really being able 
to copy Morse.
They can't tell who's being called. They're relying on a computer or 
rig, in the case of the K3, to decode for them and the technology is not 
nearly as good as a trained human brain.

2. People have no clue how to run split on their rigs or they figure if 
they TX on top of the DX enough they'll get worked just to be rid of 
them. It's the nuisance factor. If it was me they'd NEVER make it in the 
Yes, people do make mistakes and the brighter folks can tell when 
something is wrong and fix it. Continuously calling for half an hour on 
top of the DX or out of turn is NO mistake. Blacklist 'em!

3. Poor upbringing. This is all about them and they don't give a hoot 
about anybody else.
Another group of people who would NEVER end up in the log.

On 1/17/2016 11:40 AM, lmlangenfeld at wrote:
> 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.
> Jeepers!
> 73,
> Mark -- WA9ETW
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R. Kevin Stover
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