[AMRadio] Heard amidst the corntesters on 75....

KA5MIR ars.ka5mir at gmail.com
Mon Nov 20 11:42:18 EST 2006

I couldn't agree more, Todd.  I was in qso with Don/KYV Sat night on 3885 and 
this guy started telling us to qsy because "this frequency is in use for The 
Sweepstakes", like everyone knew what that was or that it was more important 
than actual qso's.

On a more comical note, I heard some guys on 3892 complaining about those 
AM'ers "contesting" on 3890 over the weekend.


> Never will you find a more rude, self-absorbed group of egomaniacs

On Monday 20 November 2006 10:05, Todd, KA1KAQ wrote:
> Greetings to the list -
> I was away since last Thursday visiting 4 Land, got home last night.
> Imagine my surprise (dismay) when I turned on the receiver and heard
> wall-to-wall slopbucket corntesting! Never will you find a more rude,
> self-absorbed group of egomaniacs - even in the CCA or collecting
> world.
> Was able to hear Don, K4KYV quite well through the noise, talking with
> Brent W1IA and a 3-Lander who was pissweak and unreadable through the
> slop here. After getting the woodfire going and some dinner cooked, I
> hopped back on after 2200 and - like a swarm of locust - the
> corntesters were gone. Talk about a plug-n-play approach to radio. In
> this case, even simpler: switch on/yell/switch off/brag.
> Worked Gary KD5CPL with some difficulty, using his Globe Champion and
> R-390A from Oklahoma City. Dave, W9AD jumped in with a huge signal
> into Vermont. I decided to sign off and listen out, and switched off
> the transmitter. Who then should appear but Geoff, W5OMR with a VERY
> stout signal from San Antonio, followed by Marv KC9VF. I even heard
> Gary much better on the next go-round, so the band was obviously
> recovering from the previous 2-day dumbing down of the aether.
> Geoff, you sounded great up here! Almost as strong as Dave, who was
> 10-20 over S9. I was going to hop back on just to say hello, but the
> group kept growing, the turnovers sped up, and everyone had me nailed
> as having checked out. I know you're seldom on 'early', but hope to
> have the chance again soon to work you. Want to let you know that you
> were not just heard, but heard *well* here in the northeast.
> de Todd/'Boomer'  KA1KAQ
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