13 Colonies Special Event - Fail! Rant ....

Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by KE4OH, Jul 16, 2018.

ad: L-HROutlet
ad: l-rl
ad: abrind-2
ad: Left-3
ad: Subscribe
ad: Left-2
ad: L-MFJ
ad: l-BCInc
  1. W2WDX

    W2WDX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I have an idea ... Let's stop contesting altogether, save the airwaves from pointless communication, setting aside good operating practice; and instead have conversations, and stop chasing awards. If you have nice conversation with someone, send them your QSL card. If an SWL sends you an email or snailmail, send them your QSL card. If you make 10 gazillion contacts, say nothing, and learn nothing ... don't rant or rave or whine. And QSL management only exists because people are chasing these pointless contacts. The guise of testing for emergency traffic .... sorry I don't buy it. I mean there are now clubs who exist for the sole purpose of winning contests, and don't even have ARES members. It's now a rationale, not a reason.

    No contesting and this thread wouldn't exist.

    Ha! .... Now there's a REAL rant!
    K4AGO and WF7BSR like this.
  2. WA4BCS

    WA4BCS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Sounds like Burt!
    W5BIB and KP4SX like this.
  3. K4AGO

    K4AGO Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am sure it was not a scam. 73 John K4AGO
  4. KY1K

    KY1K Ham Member QRZ Page

    Then why would they update the QRZ page AFTER the event? I'm sure they knew no paper QSL cards would be sent BEFORE the event!
  5. W2WDX

    W2WDX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Not to go off-topic ... but ...

    Really?! That coming from someone with the most offensive vanity call I have ever seen. Dude ... dat's just wrong!! :)
    WN1MB likes this.
  6. WD0BCT

    WD0BCT Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    A rant on logging and QSLing. Two dead pastimes!
    Followed by a rant about an offensive call..... a reference to civility. Another dead pastime!
  7. WB4M

    WB4M Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Not really, 13 Colonies is NOT a contest.
    K4XJ, K5VZD and KA2FIR like this.
  8. K4VBB

    K4VBB XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Hey, at least you guys made contact with K2B. I tried every mode/band available and it was the only station I couldn't work.
  9. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    You guys realize you're replying to a thread about LAST YEAR'S event, not the 2019 event, right? ;)

    N7ANN likes this.
  10. KA2CZU

    KA2CZU XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    have the colonies changed since then? :D

Share This Page