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AJ8MH
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« Reply #105 on: November 13, 2012, 04:38:33 PM »

Tonight, 40 meters is a sad commentary on ham radio in the United States.
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N1RND
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« Reply #106 on: November 13, 2012, 04:58:07 PM »

Tonight, 40 meters is a sad commentary on ham radio in the United States.
Yup, I agree.  I finally have my station back on the air and could hear PT0S on 40 phone.  I was getting ready to jump in and then heard all the foolishness.  I'll maybe try on CW.
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N2RJ
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« Reply #107 on: November 13, 2012, 05:01:02 PM »

Just got them in the log on 40 after a few calls. I agree, it's a zoo, featuring an extensive alligator exhibit.
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K7KB
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« Reply #108 on: November 13, 2012, 05:39:35 PM »

Actually 40M SSB was my easiest contact so far. Only took 3 or 4 calls to get in the log and I was glad to get it for a new band plus a insurance QSO in case my 17M didn't get logged. The net naggers were there causing interference but not as loud as PT0S Smiley

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W4VKU
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« Reply #109 on: November 13, 2012, 05:44:07 PM »

There was some QRM yesterday on 80mcw, but not as bad as the behavior on 40m ssb today.
 
At any rate, i still don't understand the reason why the PT0S team leaves an open ended spread for split.
They do not want to antagonize either EU nor NA, but this is not the way to solve the problem. The
spread is too huge. Limit it to 20 kcs or 25kcs and go EU, NA , AF, SA .... and within the bounds, if it still
gets messy, go by numbers, pick just 4 or 5 calls per number. No system is perfect, but something is
better than an open spread. Today, folks were all piled up on multiples of 5, leaving good gaps. Could
not even hear Eu in those gaps on 40m ssb on the yagi.

On 40m cw, there was a nut trying to CQ with a 9Y5 call, but the signal was not coming from 9Y5 and the callsign
was invalid.

krish
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W4VKU
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« Reply #110 on: November 13, 2012, 05:48:11 PM »

Actually 40M SSB was my easiest contact so far. Only took 3 or 4 calls to get in the log and I was glad to get it for a new band plus a insurance QSO in case my 17M didn't get logged. The net naggers were there causing interference but not as loud as PT0S Smiley

>>> The DX was loud, almost 20 over. That helped. At one point i heard that they were in NC and i got the headphones
 off and left. They were so loud that they were literally wiping off the Dx.
 
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AJ4RW
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« Reply #111 on: November 13, 2012, 05:59:39 PM »

I read somewhere that the PT0S team was working on getting this problem straightened out.  The PT0S team is working their behinds off trying to get setup on the rock.  I appreciate everything the PT0S team has done and it's a shame that this happened tonight.  This is one of many reasons I'm not a net fan.  Sad, sad situation.  Thanks PT0S team.
Randy
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N1UK
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« Reply #112 on: November 13, 2012, 06:17:10 PM »

Yes it was shameful tonight on 40m.

Maybe if he was transmitting on 7125, out of the US phone band, and listening up 7130 to 7140 or so, that might help. It would make the qrm'ers out of band and I don't think there are "red-nets" in that region.


Mark N1UK
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« Reply #113 on: November 13, 2012, 06:20:21 PM »

I read somewhere that the PT0S team was working on getting this problem straightened out.  The PT0S team is working their behinds off trying to get setup on the rock.  I appreciate everything the PT0S team has done and it's a shame that this happened tonight.  This is one of many reasons I'm not a net fan.  Sad, sad situation.  Thanks PT0S team.
Randy

Just want to re-iterate that we appreciate and are very thankful for the ATNO offered by the PT0S team. My comment
was just an effort to make the operation perfect on their part. This AM, on 10m SSB, QSO's were wiped out about
50kcs up by the callers. At any rate, the team is not going to know if there are any Q's in progress, even within say a
30kcs spread.
-krish
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K7KB
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« Reply #114 on: November 13, 2012, 06:30:49 PM »

Well I can understand why the OMISS net? was upset by the large spread. I guess that reminds us as DX'ers we have a responsibility to listen on our calling frequency to make sure we don't interfere with someone. At the same time, the net had no right to send their police to patrol those who were accidentally calling on their net. That is intentional interference. And you would hope they would understand that this might be the last operation from St. P & P for quite sometime. Let's just hope the team can tighten up the spread a bit so that it doesn't become the zoo like it did this evening.

John K7KB
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N1UK
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« Reply #115 on: November 13, 2012, 06:36:13 PM »

Yes it is the responsibility of callers to listen on a frequency before they start calling there. To just blindly start calling on a frequency where there is an existing QSO or net is very wrong.

Mark N1UK
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KF7CSO
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« Reply #116 on: November 13, 2012, 06:53:11 PM »

I've had my license for a little over three years. This was the worst behavior I've heard so far.

On the plus side,I did hear the DX well so I managed to get in a few attempts. I'll keep at it.  Smiley
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Eric
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« Reply #117 on: November 13, 2012, 07:11:46 PM »

Yes it is the responsibility of callers to listen on a frequency before they start calling there. To just blindly start calling on a frequency where there is an existing QSO or net is very wrong.

Mark N1UK

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..... those who were accidentally calling on their net. That is intentional interference.

John K7KB


If you didn't/don't/can't be  bothered to listen first, it is no "accident". Yes it was intentional interference, first by the pileup, then by the net ops. Made for a pretty messy "right".
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K3STX
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« Reply #118 on: November 13, 2012, 08:13:08 PM »

Hooray, I got my 160M contact. I am done. Split coming down in size.

paul
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N5MOA
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« Reply #119 on: November 14, 2012, 04:55:07 AM »

Congrats on the 160m catch, Paul.

My chances on a 160m qso are near zero, unless their noise levels drop and everyone else stops transmitting.  Tongue
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