[VHFcontesting] question about 50.125 use

Gregg Seidl k9kl at centurytel.net
Sun Jun 3 19:51:08 EDT 2007

Last night( 6-02) 6 meters was wide wide open here in EN64.The band was 
fairly full of signals from 125 thru 200 or so.I found an opening at 127.5 
or so.I heard or saw on the scope that there was someone on 125 and also on 
130.They were NOT bothering me at all,I would assume I wasn't bothering them 
at all either.They were strong and I was told I was strong as well,the band 
was in great shape.I had a gentleman give me a hard time for being "too 
close" to the call freq.A real hard time,borderline harassment.I try to do 
the right thing.I would never sit on the call freq and ragchew IF the band 
is dead.I thought dead band you call on the call freq and then qsy if you 
get into a qso.Open band is another story,call where you can find some room 
but maybe not on 125 which I wasn't on anyway.I don't claim to know 
everything but I have been on vhf/uhf for about 12 years now and never had 
that happen to me on vhf.Run into that on hf once in a while but not on 6 
meters.I did end up moving,trying to get away from this gentleman and those 
who followed me told me I shoudl told him to stick his mike .....well you 
know.I had a huge pile-up,and I was trying to give the deserving my somewhat 
rare EN64 grid square.So I was workimg them fairly quickly with a little bit 
of ragchewing if I had been close to thier QTH on some of our NASCAR 
trips.Did I do something wrong by doing that.Please let me know one way or 
the other,I can take if I was wrong.I'm a big boy.Life is still good and my 
glass is half full but this guy rattled me.  Gregg  K9KL 

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