[VHFcontesting] OMG

Keith Morehouse w9rm at calmesapartners.com
Mon Jul 23 12:41:32 EDT 2018

Yes - really.

All I can suggest is that they didn't care what your grid square was, since
you are in the 1st call area, which on 6M, might as well be a suburb of EU
:) j/k

In W9 land, they certainly wanted to know.  Probably because we didn't work
'many hundreds of Europeans' in a lifetime.


Keith J Morehouse
Managing Partner
Calmesa Partners G.P.
Olathe, CO

On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 10:20 AM, N1BUG <paul at n1bug.com> wrote:

> On 07/23/2018 11:49 AM, Keith Morehouse wrote:
> > The other day, there was a big 6M op from EU on one of the chat pages,
> > advocating NOT using contest mode, because, he said, the European ops
> > didn't want to be bothered with grids during a big opening.  This is
> > ludicrous - anyone who has been around for a while, who used to work 6M
> DX
> > on SSB or CW, knows that your typical EU op would have had a fit if you
> > didn't give him your grid.
> Really? I have many hundreds of European stations in my log on 6
> meter CW over more than a ten year period without grids. Most of the
> time the exchange was call sign, RST report, R, 73. This is what
> most of the European operators expected. I would say things were a
> little more 'grid-centric' on SSB but I rarely operated that mode
> during openings to Europe.
> Paul N1BUG

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