Radio W4KAZ

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CQ WW 160

Gentleman’s band? Hardly. Maybe because it was a contest.

I have seldom heard more lids congregated together at one time. It made the antics found during a contest on 80m SSB seem tame.

I sure lacked motivation for operating in this contest. In fact, it was so bad, that I spent more time trying to decide how to tidy up the shack than operating. When I was actively using the radio, I spent much more time listening around than trying to make QSO’s. So rather than force it, I just didn’t. The tuner-uppers, never-listeners, and drop-my-call-five-timers just made the decision an order of magnitude easier.

Listening to the pileup RW2F was running was interesting. There was at least once I heard him work three stations before this one bozo had finished sending his call for the tenth time. “w1oafw1oafw1oafw1oafw1oaf….w1oaf”, ad infinitum. (NOT the real call 😉

I never did hear RW2F work da ‘oaf. Maybe da ‘oaf was just helping RW2F keep the pileup down on this side.

I also heard a lot of guys start CQ’ing right on top of a juicy DX. No “QRL?”, no “?”, just “CQ test W1oaf”.

None of the above is too unusual. I just was not in the spirit of the contest, and didn’t feel like S&P’ing through the mess. I had intended to look for a run frequency in the higher portion of the band, but bailed on that plan. On Friday I figured I was just tired, and Saturday would be better. Nope-didn’t wanna listen to it Saturday night either. I was just not in the right frame of mind.

Station: W4KAZ
Class: Single Op LP
Operating Time (hrs): 2

Total:  QSOs = 78  State/Prov = 33  Countries = 0  Total Score = 6,039

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