During yesterday’s activation of GW/NW-013 on 2m FM, someone interrupted a couple of QSOs by keying up and announcing themselves with: “Breaker Station, how do you copy?”.
The station was louder than the stations I had a QSO with so I had to request a repeat of signal report whilst the “Breaker Station” kept talking as if I had called him.
I ignored him as I wanted to complete my ongoing QSO. I then called QRZ. I responded with an individual’s call-sign and the same happened again: “Breaker Station”.
A chaser asked for me to answer this station as ‘he was a relatively new Ham’, so I requested a full callsign of the “Breaker Station” but by that time the individual had QSY’s seemingly due to lack of response from me.
My SOTA QSOs are around 45s - 1min; sometimes with good wx, may well be longer, but hardly a 10 min rag-chew for someone wanting to join in. If many stations are calling, I always state that I will work everyone, and I always have.
Is this a a left-over from CB radio or lack of QSO practise during lock-down on-line exams?
Have you ever experienced this and how did you deal with this?