[AMRadio] CQ sweepstakes, CQ sweepstakes

bcarling at cfl.rr.com bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Mon Nov 23 21:54:12 EST 2009

Great story Don!

I have some amusing stories for later about trying to run off CBers from the bottom
end of ten CW in that era too!


Best regards - Brian Carling

---- "D. Chester" <k4kyv at charter.net> wrote: 
> > Reminds me of the night back in the late 1970's when the ARRL CD contest
> > wandered onto 3895. The '95'ers started calling CQ CB and started giving
> > CB calls and handles e.g."Moon Pie" as their exchange. The guys who were
> > looking for other CD(SCM,etc.) stations were trying to explain what CD
> > was, and that made it worse, so after 10 minutes or so, they scrammed off
> > 95 or anywhere close by.
> >                                                                  Joe W4AAB
> I recall locking horns with the 3895 slopbucket group back in the early 
> 70's.  I had just had a run-in with one of their ringleaders and naturally I 
> was on the faeces list of the whole group.
> One night I heard them in QSO doing a CB spoof, using made-up callsigns with 
> the proper  FCC format for CB calls when the commission used to issue them, 
> with my suffix as their prefix:
> "KYV2940 this is KYV1734, ten four?"
> I suppose they thought it was funny and that if I  heard it I would be 
> highly offended.  Actually, I found it hilarious and was practically rolling 
> in the floor with laughter.
> Don k4kyv
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