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Which Country has the best Amatuer Radio Opperators ?

Discussion in 'Survey Center' started by M0XRZ, Nov 23, 2015.

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  1. W8ZNX

    W8ZNX Ham Member QRZ Page


    for being able to stay on the air
    using scrap parts HB gear Cuban Hams

    for behaving well in a pile up Japanese
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  2. N0SYA

    N0SYA Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'd say Canada save for that one guy.
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  3. KP4SX

    KP4SX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    He's in an apartment and doesn't operate so he is no bother to anyone except on the Innerwebs.
  4. KE0EYJ

    KE0EYJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I live nextdoor to Japan, and North Korea.

    1. As for Japan, yes, I'd vote that they are nice. If you are someone waiting in line for a contact, their pleasantries become a bit long-winded and annoying. In general, however, they are very nice. I guess I have my fill of them blowing 5-9+20 into my ears. I am especially annoyed by "the mumbler," as I call him. There is this one guy that camps out on a frequency, amps up to full power, overdriving the ALC, and just seems to mumble to himself for hours on end. More than a few of them have no concept of correct mic settings. I can imagine that things are worse in the USA. I don't know, as I only operated there for a short time, to test a radio.

    2. One thing that bugs me about North Korea are these expeditions going there. Now, I know many people dream of making a QSO with someone from there, but the sad truth is that anyone who goes there has to leave their radio with them. I have this hunch that some of the QRM issues we have in this part of Asia are coming from there. There are days where someone will just sit and chase English-speaking signals all day on the bands, and make wild noises to disrupt their call. It's coming from either North Korea or China, from what I can guess. Hate to see them left any radios.
  5. 2E0DED

    2E0DED Guest

    for me this side of the pond i love dealing with the scandi country and poland has a lot of contacts i like to chat with

    for me the biggest issue is my poor hearing and as such when someone decides to speak at 3,000word per minute or to do the worlds fastest CQ call i just roll the dial and move away from them.

    it has to be slow clear and audable for me, a lot of the brits miss this totally for me, the usual cq call in full in less than ten seconds, theres no way i can understand there call sign so i wont bother answering as all i heard was "two something something, blah blah delta" and thats it
  6. G3YRO

    G3YRO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Do you think when the OP said "Answer a pacific country . . . " did he really mean SPECIFIC . . . or was he hinting at the answer? LOL !

    I think the fact that politeness is at the heart of Japanese culture is why this carries over into this hobby.
  7. KQ0J

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    JA ops seem nice I guess, they QSL incessantly.

    Which country's Hams send the most pornographic QSL cards? I say in recent experience, Taiwan. Cant put those on the wall where the XYL can see them. :)
  8. AI6KX

    AI6KX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I vented a while ago on eHam about the Japanese and Chinese CW ops who can't do more than wham-bam "ur RST 5NN QSL via Buro Tnx QSO", and was told off in several different ways. Operating in Japan, I know that only the hams who work the DX bands during good skip times have enough English to carry on a conversation. Or else the typical Japanese embarassment at not being "good enough" in English just deters many of them from any extended QSOing. I guess you could say that an abbreviated QSO is also a way of being polite. The rest are generally making local contacts in their own language. An exception are the Indonesians who use the DX bands because their country is so spread out, but they mostly know English too. The Chinese just seem to always have more important things to do and will sign off quickly.

    It also depends how you define "best". I often operate QRP and found that Europeans and Americans are most likely to dig down in the noise for a QSO, and the Russians are least likely, maybe because Japan is not DX to them.

    Steve JS6TMW
  9. ZL1UZM

    ZL1UZM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Answer a pacific country. New Zealand of course.
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  10. KM1H

    KM1H Ham Member QRZ Page

    Id suggest that many of the polite countries on the air are carefully monitored by their license issuers as the same ones are often the most obnoxious on forums where they show their true colors.
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