[VHFcontesting] question about 50.125 use

Ray J ray at w9ray.org
Wed Jun 6 18:58:39 EDT 2007

this should be subject: too close to to qsos in progress....

  I would  try to get farther than 2.5 kc way from someone..

  The average Joes radio have pretty poor 2.4 - 2.8khz ssb filters..
  The grouch/call freq cop on 125 will be rxing  all the way up to at 
least 127.8,  not to mention his radio is probably suffering some 
compression from the signals on the open band already.... making any qrm 
worse to him...
   If there are people on  125 and 130  all s9+ I would imagine, 
normally  you in the middle.. would be qrming the both of them...
   Should he be going totally off the handle at you.. to the point of 
being harassing, especially on the air..  No.. he should not....

just my 2 cents worth...

Ray J


Gregg Seidl wrote:
> 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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