So the day started well with good WX but I knew it would not last. Not enough time to get to my bigger targets but maybe a window in the afternoon for a small summit. The biblical scale rains started at 1000am and finished 1430 as the forecast said. I whizzed to Braigh na h-Eiaglaise NS-128, parked up, booted and off into the mist having setup a sched with Barry GM4TOE on 13cms. In the mist I missed I had turned through 180 degs so Barry was 59 off the back of the antenna. He was only 51 on 2m, got to love 13cms!
On to 20m putting a rare summit on and it’s seemed lively with a nice stream of callers when… BRRRAAP. Well it was someone sending their call at probably 30-35wpm. I was calling at 19wpm so that’s a bit rude to reply so fast. I don’t mind a bit faster but 2/3rds as fast again. I’d call BRRAAP, BRRAAP. I’d try to work someone. BRRAAP,BRRAAP. I got a bit of the call and sent QRS. BRRAAP BRRAAP BRRAAP BRRAAP. I sent long hand “CAN YOU SEND ANY FASTER AS I CAN COPY 1 CHAR IN 10?” and the reply was BRRAAP BRRAAP
So you know what… I just turned off and packed up and left the summit. Sorry but if someone is going to be so bloody ignorant to send massively faster than the caller and ignore QRS but persistently call when it’s obvious I cannot copy the call at that speed well I do not intend to waste the few minutes I have left on Earth trying to descramble the call.
Why do people do this? Does he think that everyone will be impressed? Does such sending speed mean he’s hung like a Donkey? Because to me it’s sheer arrogance or ignorance or both.
Sorry if you were waiting for another band on a rare summit but blame the RW3 speed machine.
Right, I’m going to shoot up and go to the bar over the road and get bladdered.