Topband: 160m DX Activity Night
rayn6vr at gmail.com
Wed Jan 31 12:26:29 EST 2018
In my mind, the station you are talking about is very inconsiderate and lacking poor judgement.
It is a common thing to call and say hi to someone on TB when the condx are slow or poor propagation.
If I were to get such an email, I would never work thay stn on any band, any mode, contest or not!
PS would like to know who it is so that I don't have the same experience.
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-------- Original message --------From: Don Kirk <wd8dsb at gmail.com> Date: 1/31/18 6:52 AM (GMT-07:00) To: Mark K3MSB <mark.k3msb at gmail.com> Cc: Roger Kennedy <roger at wessexproductions.co.uk>, topBand List <topband at contesting.com> Subject: Re: Topband: 160m DX Activity Night
Thanks for the message, and interesting about the station you mention and
his website saying "no dupes". I was shocked when I was told not to work
the European station again. I just checked his clublog and in 6.5 years I
had worked him a total of 3 times which to me does not sound too excessive
for the topband.
It's like these guys think they are on some rare dx-pedition or something.
I just don't get it.
I have received a few very nice e-mails from European stations since my
posting this morning telling me to call them anytime I hear them (which is
On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 8:12 AM, Mark K3MSB <mark.k3msb at gmail.com> wrote:
> I read your post with some interest and dismay as something similar
> happened to me last November
> 160M Wasn’t producing anything at my SR so I dropped down to 80 CW. I
> worked a few stations, one of which showed up as being worked a few years
> earlier on 80 CW. At that time I was logged into the low band chat room
> and that same DX station was on and made a non-positive comment that he had
> “two repeats” this morning. I checked his website and he clearly says
> “No Dupes”.
> A lot of times I do not have my PC up and running in the morning before
> work; if I make a contact I just enter it as memo on my phone and enter it
> into the actual log when I get back from work. Working these “No Dupe”
> guys really doesn’t worry me per se, but if I’m trying to work them and
> they decide not to respond as I’m a “dupe”, then it wastes my time to do
> Last night there were some nice EU sigs on TB and I worked several of
> them (all “repeats” but they didn’t seem to care).
> 73 Mark K3MSB
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