Yes, it was the north american qso party and along with it was bad manners from a few. I was having a qso with W4ARM and it was going good for a few minutes untill some strong contester decided to get rid of us by calling cq NA right on top of us. I think its about time for the contest organizers to start specifying frequency ranges for the contests and leave some room for those that dont work contests. The whole cw/data section was loaded and no place for a chat. Seems like the only time lots of other fellow hams get on is to work contests.
40 Meters that particular weekend is tough, because a lot of RTTY Roundup DX'ers are descending from the top end of the CW segment (40 Meters is an especially effective band for RTTY DX and the European band plans force RTTY into what we in the US would call the "CW segment") and the NAQP CW is trying to fit into what's left at the bottom of 40M, and the result is not enough room for even the contesters, never mind the casual QSO's and the nets and the CW DX'ers.