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w9gt at comcast.net
Thu Jan 25 07:55:28 EST 2007
73, Jack, W9GT
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From: W2INR <w2inr at amfone.net>
> An AMer get on the air after carefully checking the frequency . There
> are no QSO's within 10 kc's either side of the frequency he finds. He
> calls CQ and gets a few responses. After about ten minutes several in
> the QSO notice there is some SSB chatter on the upper side. Someone has
> pulled within 2.5 KC of the AM QSO. ( more than likely because they have
> a 2.5 filter). As soon as someone joins the SSB QSO they sit there and
> complain about the AMers being too close. The AMers call it intentional
> and the road we have paved is already bumpy with no facts .
> Does anyone come down to the AM QSO and try to work it out - - - not too
> Does the offended station try to correct the problem by moving up a bit
> - - - -not too often.
> Does either station try to correct the situation by moving,or must we be
> machismo and hold our ground. (BS)
> So what does the SSB operator do? They sit there and complain for hours
> and do not enjoy their QSO and of course it is because of the AMer.
> Of course this scenario is bias towards AM but it also occurs the other
> way also. Neither is in the best interest of either party or our hobby
> and perspective modes.
> It's the lower class mentality of the operators. Why take the high road
> when you can sling mud and then complain you got some on yourself. There
> will always be whiners, bullies, etc etc. They are the minority.
> We can take the high road or - - well you now the rest.
> You can hear this highly professional operating techniques every day on
> the bands. It is not limited to just AM vs SSB but also SSB vs SSB and
> AM vs AM. I never really got a grip on this as this is a hobby and
> should be fun . I guess disrupting QSO's and complaining for hours is
> fun to some. I really do not understand this but I have this to offer.
> Get rid of the chip on the shoulder
> Get a life
> Get on the air.
> Get the VFO, BFO or your wrist fixed so you can move.
> Treat others as you would be expected to be treated ( you reap what you sow)
> The world isn't perfect , neither is our hobby, bu we can certainly make
> it better by being better people.
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