Let us not also forget that, sad to say, there are those amongst the licensed multitude who... shall we say don't have all of their ducks in a row? All of their marbles? A few bricks shy of a load?
They either don't (or can't) know better; or due to some twisted logic that exists only in the grey matter between their own ears, know what they're doing and are in some sick manner enjoying it. Their license class (if any) or time licensed (if any) is irrelevant. No amount of training will prevent the mentally ill or mentally diminished from completing their tasks at hand. Fighting back in kind is not an option, as it only creates further chaos; sometimes I believe one of these rogues starts something up and manages to get one frequency cop at the throat of another, and then steps back and enjoys the fight. No one "wins" -- the frequency cops beat each other up, the DX and those calling them get frustrated, and the sick twisted being that started it all has a moment of "glory" before the need to do it again descends upon them. Name calling and finger pointing won't work. "Policing" the frequency won't work and often has the oppposite effect of what is intended. Ignore them. As hard as it is. If they have no audience, if they realize finally that their efforts are for naught as they're not gumming up the works, they'll go off elsewhere and do something else. Don't give these cretins what they want and crave. 73 ------------------------------------------ From: Peter Dougherty <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Date: 2007/05/02 Wed AM 10:09:23 CDT To: [EMAIL PROTECTED], firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [DX-CHAT] Re: BS7H At 11:23 AM 05/02/2007, John Warren wrote: >Larry K4WLS wrote: > >>If you wanted a "Give Away Extra", now you got it !!! ENJOY all >>the Lids, CB'ers, and QRM you invited in !! I got BS-7H back in >>'95 with a H.B. Vertical and 90W. Just for fun, bet I can do it again. > >Larry, > >There's no reason to believe that the BS7H QRM is due to the >newcomers into our hobby. Doubt that most of them know who BS7H is! >Much more likely to come from frustrated, impatient 20wpm OTs who >are near the top of Honor Roll. Nope, I disagree with both of these. I'm not talking about frequency cops here, they're a different breed. I think many of the real problem-children here are more likely General- and Advanced-Class(less) ops who wander cluelessly through the hobby. This type of op likely has 20+ year old un-maintained equipment, coax that's more green than copper and white inside, a lossy trapped tribander on a rusty old 30 foot tall TV tower and who knows where to find his buddies and not much else. Because his station is crap or his ears aren't working, he'll come up and start calling on top of the DX, not hearing anything, just keep at it. Or the other type who looks at his cluster connection, sees a spot for something he doesn't quite understand and just starts throwing his call in. This last type is the kind of ham I knew a lot of when I was new to the hobby. This bunch gets excited when they have 20m SSB QSOs with Bulgaria, Latvia and the Czech republic (no offence to OMs from those FB countries intended) and ecstatic when they work a couple of JA, VKs and ZLs in a day. The concept of what BS7H really is is lost on them and they just blunder into the pile not understanding the dynamics involved, how to call, etc. They are NOT really DXers, they're wannabees or don't-wannabees. Think of the guys you see at hamfests in coveralls or other ill-fitting clothes and callsign-hats, wandering around with moths in their wallets and between their ears. This type will criticize or go against anything that they can't understand or can't afford. They'll put down contesters and DXers with big stations because they can't afford to do it themselves, or don't want to take the time to learn. I think we all know a bunch of guys who fit this description to one degree or another. Cheers, Peter, W2IRT Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items only, email@example.com This is the DX-CHAT reflector sponsored by the NJDXA http://njdxa.org Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items only, firstname.lastname@example.org This is the DX-CHAT reflector sponsored by the NJDXA http://njdxa.org