Re: Re : RTTY in PSK section
- Hi folks,
thanks for your comments. I felt much better after reading that basically you and me share the same feelings not only about lack of respect for other band users but about the mere callsign collecting which is so frequent. Those stns never get any QSL card from me, and I think they aren't interested either ...
The good thing about the WARC bands including "our" 30m is not only the absence of contest and SSB traffic, but also - to my opinion - that the majority of users does at least simple macro exchanges with full standard information. And I had much more handmade chatter QSOs on these bands than on the standard bands. I do not think that I could have a 3 minute full 3-macro exchange with a Far East stn on 20m...
Well, we got to live with egoism, recklessness and profound ignorance; what we experience is what society has become. And thus amateur radio, too. So, let's carry on and be the D. Quixotes who care for good operating :-))
Cheers and vy73 Fred DL6XAZ #988
--- In 30MDG@yahoogroups.com, Joe Brown <w2jlb1@...> wrote:
> Mel, what you addressed is one of my "pet peeves". I see RTTY stations
> calling 15 or 20 minutes. They get a contact and the exchange lasts all
> of 30 seconds. I have more respect for a station who just sends macros.
> At least some meaningful information is exchanged. I remember last week
> on 15 meters a RTTY station called CQ in the middle of where I was
> calling. So, I moved. He followed me, this happened twice more. No band
> plan means anything to them. I don't like to paint everyone with the
> same brush but in today's digital world I wonder why RTTY?
> 73 -- Joe W2JLB
> On 4/8/2010 4:11 PM, raf3151019 wrote:
> > Looking around the bands this morning, 10,12, and 15 metres, not a
> > soul to be seen, even five minutes of CQ on 15 metres didn't result in
> > anything. So down to 17 metres, 18.000 nobody on PSK, but there are
> > four RTTY stations chirping away, when they know very well they are
> > using the only PSK frequency.
> > What always irritates me with those characters is they don't have
> > proper contacts anyway, all they do is treat every contact they make
> > like a contest contact. No names, no QTH given, their idea of amateur
> > radio is about as dead as those who write in and tell us their half
> > watt beacon on WSPR has pulled in contacts all over the world, while
> > they were in bed ! Is this what amateur radio has now become, contest
> > style 599's and world wide contacts while you Zzzzzzzzzz !
> > Regards, Mel G0GQK