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Author Topic: RESPECT  (Read 16670 times)
WB9QEL
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« on: August 25, 2013, 05:55:48 PM »

Why do Contest folks throw up on themselves and others?   
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N0IU
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 03:15:57 AM »

Salmonella?
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K9IUQ
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 04:16:35 AM »

Why do Contest folks throw up on themselves and others?   

Long Hours of being awake, putting up with other Contesters and Non-Contesters complaining, too much coffee/beer....

Stan K9IUQ
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AJ4RW
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2013, 08:03:26 AM »

Don't we just love contesting!

Randy
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WH7DX
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2013, 10:33:34 AM »

Why do Contest folks throw up on themselves and others?   

What do you mean?
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K5YJX
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2013, 05:30:20 PM »

I think radio is different for everyone. Some like DX, some like local, some repeaters, some HF, VHF, UHF, some into microwave, digital, analog, voice, digital data, CW...you name it. Isn't that what makes this hobby fun? Sure, I myself am not into contesting, but some people are. As long as we all try to have tolerance for each other and not step on each others' toes, I think we would all do well. Isn't that the name of this topic is respect? But what is mean by "throwing up"? I am sure that could be taken to some as disrespectful. I guess it just depends on what you are into, right?
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KB3LIX
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2013, 08:16:52 PM »

I don't throwup on myself...

I concentrate on throwingup on YOU !
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NN3W
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2013, 05:04:13 AM »

Why do Contest folks throw up on themselves and others?   

Could you be a bit more specific?
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AJ4RW
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2013, 06:06:49 AM »

I've yet to figure out how the two are related, "respect" and "Why do Contest folks throw up on themselves and others?".  IMO this individual has just finished checking into the nets and chit chatting with his neighbors in the next town over.  He's been discussing how the weather is and how his doctor appointments have been for the past week and now that the nets are over decides to try and insult others because he's miserable.  Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Randy AJ7G
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W7MMQ
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2013, 06:56:59 AM »

I have never thrown up on myself, always keep a bucket handy just in case
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K8GU
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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2013, 07:06:38 AM »

The bucket is a critical part of every contester's arsenal!
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NN3W
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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2013, 07:46:39 AM »

I prefer the gatorade bottle....
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K0YQ
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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2013, 10:30:13 AM »

I prefer the gatorade bottle....

Too small ingress with the bottle for accuracy, but is nice to cap off the completed QSO!
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KG4NEL
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« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2013, 06:10:42 PM »

Salmonella?

Tequila.
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N2RRA
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« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2013, 03:07:12 AM »

Respect?!?

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! How about respecting other people's needs.

This topic will never die nor will contesting. In That case you have to deal with it in A variety of ways.

Option 1: tune into a band out of the many there are where no contesting is allowed on.

Option 2: wait patiently until its over.

Option 3: choose one of the many other "modes" there are to communicate with other than the same every single damn day norm.

Option 4: if you can't beat them join them!

The non-contesters have 5 days of druleing over themselves talking about the same crap on all these NETS than run all day and night. With NETS so abundant you can't find a clear frequency to call CQ. Even if you do you find a clear freq. to CQ you'll find the same disrespect shown to the CQ'er by rag chew groups, because they think the frequency on that day and time has been allocated solely for their group every single day.

Contests are organized and scheduled months in advanced so that all can prepare or be aware. This is not just for contesters, but for rag chew groups and NETS as well so they can do the courteous thing and allow contesters to enjoy a few hours being that 5 and sometimes 7 days a week is usually open to them.

So where's the common sense and courtesy too play nice and fair allowing contesters to enjoy that small 24hour window they've been waiting months for?

Stop being winers and selfish little spoiled babies! The world doesn't revolve around rag chew groups or NETS!

This message is not brought to you by a hard core contester. Just an opened minded respecting ham willing to share all bands and modes.

Try it!


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