so some random op "works" the person who doesn’t listen to up, moves off freq, AND gets a nice NIL. It's a win win.
I've heard this happen a few times lately, and I have to admit it makes me laugh.
No it really is not a win win. And it dose not make me laugh .It is a lose lose. It is some one that comes in and QRM's the DX station and the station he is working.
It causes confusion and maybe YOUR contact is lost because of it.
I never seen WHERE TWO WRONGS make a right. Sorry I do not get it.
AS I said before mistakes are mistakes and can happen. The slit button on the Icom 746 pro is on top of the A/B vfo button. Easy to bump it when going back and forth in a pile up between the two vfo. But it is EASY to forget to Put it on when coming from another band. Old timer / young ham/ inexperienced / lots of reasons. I hear it all the time. It has happened to me.
My self a polite CQM up or UP is find. DO we need 10 Slit police and one sending long messages with NO call ? It is added qrm. It may be your 10 second window opening to work a new one.
Just like my previous post And sorry for hijacking this thread. this should have been called UP UP ! thread.
But When my neighbored got on the DX and told the 6 station off for destroying his contact. MY neighbor was NOW in fact destroying someones else qso perhaps. 2 wrongs dont make a right in my book.
I heard a station on 80 meter phone give a signal report to station as you describe . So happen my neighbor of 50 year ham heard it. He was convinced the DX was working simplex . Now he was told by others he was a lid and go up. NOW a fight broke out over the air. I mean a FIGHT . This is real good for ham radio Which is a service but it is a hobby and it is BIG BUSINESS for some. I wondered who contact was destroyed by this action ?
Sorry I disagree .
I post many many stations on the summit . Many times I never work them. Just post them.
I stopped much of it. But on 160 one am I was hearing a VK . I listened for long time . Many cq . I even tried to work him . Could not . I wanted Some one to hear this guy and work him. I posted his call. Later I had email exchange with the 8 station that worked him. I had one letter wrong. the letter ( L ) I copied over and over D - I am convinced the DIT was lost in the 10,000 mile trip .
So are you all going to have a fit because I missed the it by one dit and miss posted the call ? Should I stop posting for ever now?
By the way the 8 station worked this VK for a new one on top band. He is a great op though.
There was a big dx station on 10 meter one day . He kept sending UP . I worked him SIMPLEX as well as another 100 stations.
A 7 station portable 4 ( I leave the calls out here ) started to post on the summit . He was having a fit over the fact stations were calling on freq.. Not sure if he ever figured it out. But people started to post telling him to go get lost. Crazy all I can tell you . Side line experts . Why was the dx saying up and working simplex ? I never asked them .
I can give you 100 more stories.
I almost posted NI0C on top band one am when I heard him calling. But did not. My understanding it is ACCEPTED for stations on TOP BAND to post others in the same country . I do not agree with posting a 7 on 80 -10 but I see no problem with it on Top Band .
Please set me straight but I have seen this in print somewhere.
What you say NI0C on this ??