[VHFcontesting] question about 50.125 use

w0ld w0ld at pcisys.net
Mon Jun 4 06:24:43 EDT 2007


One wonders what the gentleman, who gave you a hard time, was missing by
having you exercise the privileges of your license?

Those who are abusive about the calling frequency are sitting there waiting
for the "silent DX."  The "silent DX" never calls on the calling frequency
for fear of abuse.  This is a fairly dysfunctional, selfish approach to
working 6 meter DX.

Lauren W0LD

> From: "Gregg Seidl" <k9kl at centurytel.net>
> Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2007 18:51:08 -0500
> To: <VHFcontesting at contesting.com>
> Subject: [VHFcontesting] question about 50.125 use
> 
> 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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