Is it just me, or have others noticed a difference between pileup behaviours when activating midweek compared to activating at weekends? It seems to me that midweek pileups are a free for all / wild west scenario. Everyone shouting all the time, even and especially when a partial call is put out by the activator. (Almost) nobody listens, just shouts. Weekends seem almost tame and well mannered by comparison. I always try for the weaker stations first, but it’s hard to get them in the log when they’re drowned out by repetitive strong signals.
I’ve ended up cutting the last few pileups short, which I don’t like doing as chasers are an essential part of the activity, partly because of the tough (windy and cold) conditions, but partly because it’s just been very difficult to work through the mess of noise. Has anyone else seen this?
Colm The Complainer