[VHFcontesting] question about 50.125 use

John Geiger n5ten at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 4 09:43:34 EDT 2007

It is amazing, the number of self appointed police and
saviors that this hobby seems to bring out.  We have

1. DX pileup cops-always QRM the DX station by
sending/shouting UP UP non-stop.

2. The calling frequency police-won't let anyone use
the calling frequency, so it is an empty slice of band
in an otherwise occupied band

3. The DX window police-spend their life chasing
people out of the "dx window" but never take me up on
my offer when I ask them to show me in Part 97 that I
cannot operate there.

4. The reflector police-constantly throw tantrums
about how this or that thread is off topic, should be
closed, etc.  Somehow they are the only ones who
bought keyboards missing the delete key.

73s John W5TD

--- John Wilcox / NS1Z <ns1z at cfl.rr.com> wrote:

> If his equipment had been adequate he would have
> been too busy working
> stations to waste your time and his with this petty
> complaint. Remember when
> the calling frequency was 50.110? It almost seems
> like these slugs get their
> ham ticket so that they can annoy more people,
> having already worn out their
> welcome with the locals...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vhfcontesting-bounces at contesting.com
> [mailto:vhfcontesting-bounces at contesting.com]On
> Behalf Of Gregg Seidl
> Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2007 23:51 UTC
> 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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