>Inexperienced operators belong >on low rate bands (e.g., 10 meters, 6 meters) at the end of an >operation not on prime bands the first day of an operation - if >they belong on an operation of this size in the first place.
I don't think that's really fair. I think for an inexperienced op she was doing quite a good job. Now there's another op who has a problem... he called EU only by numbers... I had great hope, he did #1-#6 EU only holding it very well... even-handedly switching numbers... EU ONLY EU ONLY, no problem... then he got to #7 and started taking U.S.A. stations.... he just worked ONLY USA STATIONS and is now on to #8. What do the #7,#8, #9, and #0 Europe stations do next time ? Maybe he's also an inexperienced op? Harder to tell which one he is... Now they've done an op switch without even getting to #9 and #0 at all ----------------------- I think all DXpeditions need to do with inexperienced ops is say "look, don't try anything tricky, just pull callsigns out and stick with them until you've got the QSO. Make sure you end with XX6YY thank you TI9KK QRZ?" I'm sure comments of "don't criticize, it's not your money it's not your operation you're lazy in your chair on the internet" etc etc are due my way at this point, but all of these problems should be avoidable with a little briefing. The ops I've heard so far are not bungling much and are maintaining a reasonable rate... a simple "do NOT run by numbers" from the team leaders would have avoided a lot of strife! The 9's and zeros around the whole world and the 7's and 8's in Europe just got stiffed on 17. If the replacement op comes back on and starts on ones again it's going to be bedlam ;-) Dan 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