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Is it just me or does anyone else think contesters are out of control

Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by KE0CGB, Sep 27, 2015.

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  1. W7UUU

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

    A) This is the first I've heard of it
    B) I'm out of town that weekend
    C) I'm not exactly a VHF monster station - I just play when the others are playing :)

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  2. KC9UDX

    KC9UDX Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    D) YoU're more into UUUHF.
     
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  3. K5TRI

    K5TRI XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    A) That means they need to do better marketing in the future
    B) Too bad, but hope you have a great trip
    C) Neither am I, which is good. Imagine all the complaints by the non-contesters on 2m if there were too many monster contest stations crowding up the band ;)
     
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  4. KI6MUH

    KI6MUH Ham Member QRZ Page

    what drives me nuts is the big guns running a endless tape calling cq never know when to jump in i dont think the endless cq loop should b allowed but it is amazin how many folks can b out there during contests when they say conditions r bad i enjoy them and get contacts but i think there r too many 73 everyone
     
  5. W7UUU

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

    No offense, but why do you spell/punctuate like that? Just curious... saving time I guess? :)

    I once had a boss who insisted I type "@" instead of "at" in communications to business associates because it saved time. "Don't waste my money typing letters that don't need to be typed"...

    ...he never realized that holding down Shift and hitting 2 for the "@" were exactly the same number of keystrokes.

    73
    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  6. K5TRI

    K5TRI XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    It's very simple. As soon as the calling station finishes you jump. You snooze, you loose. For RTTY I have the auto CQ set for 2 seconds, for CW even shorter.
    When running it can take sometimes a bit to get a response depending on conditions etc.

    And yes, propagation is usually all over sudden very good during a contest (Salmon Run was an exception with abysmal conditions especially on Sunday).
    Last weekend just had a steady stream early in the morning on 40m of JAs and VKs (5 - 7 am) and then the Europeans started to come in on 40m just to continue the whole thing on 20m and 15m :). I worked 120 countries from 80m down to 10m during the 25 hours I operated. Pretty good for lousy conditions :).

    73 Mike K5TRI
     
  7. W7UUU

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

    Same here Mike... worked E6GG on both 80m CW and 40m CW with my Salmon Run portable rig... G5RV up 35' or so, 100W - WOW!! I NEVER work real DX on those bands, much less portable!! Conditions were really weird that weekend.

    And yes, that Sunday just SUCKED for conditions. Packed it in at 12:30 and headed home from Shelton.

    But still, it was a good run - I hope to win Mason County but we'll see...

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  8. K5TRI

    K5TRI XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    All the best. I worked you a couple times. Looking at 3830scores.com I still hold the #1 slot for SOCW HP :). Let's see if it remains that way.

    Mike
    K5TRI
     
  9. KC9UDX

    KC9UDX Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Most people actually type "at" faster than they can type "@".
     
  10. W7UUU

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

    Awesome Mike!! Fingers crossed you hold the top CW score... I'll be happy just to win Mason SO Mixed. I don't bother with 3830 so won't know until the official scores come out.

    Dave
    W7UUU
     

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