Re: ARRL Monitoring report (ARRL Letter)
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The few years I was an Official Observer (retired from that), I noticed most of the Notices I sent out were for Extras. That's not to criticize Extras, but I think some operators get sloppy in the habits and don't pay attention.
Had one operator I knew who should have been cited, but since I knew him for many years I decided to landline him that he was splattering over 50 kHz. on the band. He agreed to turn his power down and I left it at that. Next day he was back to splattering 50 Khz or more. Just let it go and did nothing because I knew another OO would be on his case. He was in AZ and I'm in IL. Yes, I also violated protocol for a "friend" because is never made other than by mail.
Older and smarter and just don't care any longer...
Jerry N9AVY #454
On Sunday, June 20, 2021, 05:08:26 PM CDT, K7DWI Art <k7dwicn82@...> wrote:
I hate to say this, but some of the rudest, dumbest and useless FT8 operators I have experienced here in Southern Oregon hold an Extra Class license.
I rarely call CQ. I was told you answer CQs or tail-end existing QSO's ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Pretty much have done that since 1979. I don't have 300 DXCC to my credit, but very few enemies in this hobby.
No doubt courtesy has been long gone.
73 Art K7DWI #2518