Re: From an old PODXS member ...
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Rare DX is just that and pity the poor DX station who has to contend with a million or so hams who NEED that contacts and are not very mannerly in getting that contact. The DX station doesn't have to deal with the "Kilocycle Kops" on his transmitting frequency yelling "up, up , up" while the tuner-uppers are doing their thing... lots of malicious interference to deal with. Whether it be SSB or CW, the crap is still there and has only become worse. In my early ham radio career I've heard many a DX station pull the plug on pileups. Used to be that American hams were the obnoxious ones, but now every other country has learned to be obnoxious as well.
As a manager for a DX station, I was instructed by him to watch logs (paper ones !) for notes in margins saying that stations would not get QSL in any case because they were LIDs and did NOT follow instructions/procedures. ! Wish I still had those logs, but they went back to operator in the 80's.
This is just another reason that people chasing QSLs don't get them. Plus the stations send the poor DX operator 6 different ways to QSL ... bureau, LoTW, Eqsl, direct, Qrz.com , Hrd log, and so on. TMI !!! Just say "QSL" and be done with it, the DX will send card whatever way works for him.
BTW, I use macros a lot , but I can and do edit them on the fly. Hate to send same boring stuff every time. A macro is used to get basic info across in case propagation changes, but after that...
From: "Martin Tuip ajax@... " <070@...>
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 1:14 PM
Subject: Re:  From an old PODXS member ...
Is it any different than using a computer to log thousands of CW contacts in a contest or the quick 5NN 73 with a rare DX Inna pile up?
On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 10:44 AM -0800, "Jerry n9avy@... " <070@...> wrote: