Are you ever right!
In addition to a "gentleman's agreement" for digital modes, I purpose the following:
1) No Net Zone. I'm tired of not finding a place for a QSO on 20m.
2) No Ragchew Zone. Who cares about the weather anyway? If I want to know your weather, I'll watch the Weather Channel.
3) No Health Complaints Zone. Who gives a damn about your hernia?
4) No Redneck Zone. I'm sick of all those W4's on 75m.
5) No CB Zone. How about a window on 10m where the FCC actually enforces the law?
6) No DX Zone. What's with all this "Your 59, I'm 59?" That's not REAL ham radio, is it?
7) No Politcally Correct Zone. Everbody knows these new General and Extra "lites" ain't real hams. Why should I have to be nice to them?
No Whiners Zone. Someplace to have fun without snivelers complaining about contesters "screwing up the bands."
Hmmm. Let's see. You said, "Granted, the signal of PSK is so small, you can't hear it"
That's asking for a lot, isn't it? Expecting someone not to QRM a signal they can't even hear? Maybe it's time to forgo the the moral superiority of QRP and add enough power that someone can actually tell you are occupying the frequency?
And, "Unfortunately during FD a few years ago, we were trying to pick up the ARRL message via Packet, and during the middle of it, here comes a CW station calling CQ. So much for THAT credit."
Packet, huh? Gee, we copy the FD message year in and year out on CW with NO problem. Maybe packet is just a lousy mode on HF for a situation where 100% copy is needed. Anyway, I hope you stayed inside the "Contest Only Zone" during Field Day and didn't QRM anyone.
And further, "Maybe CW and RTTY ops just don't realize that other modes share some of the same frequencies?"
That must be it. I'm quite sure SSB operators NEVER get QRM'ed.
And finally, "Is it just me, or has that happened to others?"
No, it's not just you. There are lots of others who resent having to share the bands with other hams that have operating interests different than their own. I know it's tough not being able to do whatever you want, whenever you want, where ever you want. There oughta be a law, huh?