Re: CE1ANF CQ'n on 20m at 20:36 zulu


You nailed it!  That's exactly what I do.
Sometimes it's better just to make the XYL happy and mow the lawn. (That will work for very crappy prop too!)
What's that our British friends say?  Keep calm and carry on. 
The sun will come out tomorrow and your shack will be flooded with DX!

KA1PPV  #1482

On Sunday, April 30, 2017 4:42 PM, "JEFF WALSH jeffwalsh1644@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:

Rick ....
   I agree with your assessment of different moods of the day.

If I am in a easy going mood that day then it is "The fun of Ham radio"
If I am not in a easy going mood that day then it I "The challenges of Ham radio"

Luckily for me I am having more fun than challenges but I do enjoy the challenges of the PODXS endorsements....hi hi .



On Sunday, April 30, 2017 1:08 PM, "n7we1980@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:

Yes Joe, I hate it.  On days when I'm feeling forgiving and compassionate, I remind myself that propagation is not always reciprocal and tell myself "They probably couldn't see the other station calling on frequency."

On days when I'm not too understanding (most days) I tell myself "They probably saw a weak trace but couldn't decode the call.  They think if they call CQ right on the station's frequency that they will come back to them, or swing the beam, or up the power and they will bag a rare one."  Then my head goes through possible descriptors - newbie, OBB (operator behaving badly) and LID - being some of the nicer ones.

I usually hang on frequency for a while in hopes I will get another shot.  Most times I give up and spin the knob.  Then I tell myself the only person I can control is me and vow to never do what I just saw done. Deep breaths....and on to the next QSO.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

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