I’m writing this as just another activator and the fact I’m on the MT should be ignored.
I’ve not been on 40m CW for a while and some antenna probs with the HF antenna forced an early switch to the LF bands. A wonderfully cold and crisp day with a bright blue sky and fresh snow on the ground so I didn’t really mind I’d be on the lower bands only. Nothing could spoil such a splendid start to the Winter Bonus.
But I wasn’t expecting the antics DL3HXX and OM1AX. I was tempted to go QRT at one point. Just stop in mid QSO and pack up and leave.
I don’t know about you but I always thought the prosign “kn” meant ONLY THE ADDRESSED STATION SHOULD RESPOND. So if I send “DL1? kn” I’d expect one or more stations with a callsign starting DL1 to call me.
Is this what happened? No No matter what I asked for I got DL3HXX sending his call. OK perhaps he didn’t hear the 1 in the call. But “G4? kn” gets DL3HXX in return. “HB9? kn” gets, yes you guessed it DL3HXX. At one point he seemed to be thanking me for the report and sent a report back. That is bang out of order.
Only sending “DL3HXX NIL NOT IN LOG QRX QRX GO AWAY” stopped him calling in reply to whatever I sent. I worked him much later when he was behaving.
Having got some semblance of normality back OM1AX turned up and sent his call (twice) over the top of EVERY QSO I was trying to make. No matter what I sent I got OM1AX calling over the top of EVERY REPLY. Again he was told to “GO AWAY”. Not the first time this he had done this.
Here is some important news for both of you: you have both had your last QSO with me till 2014. Blacklisted to 1-Jan-2014. No more QSOs with me till then. Sorry but you brought this on yourselves by you repeated poor operating standards. Time after time I have had to suffer this on activations. At one time I’d work them quickly to get rid of the deliberate QRM. But that rewards the poor operating. No more from today. I should have written this months back but I thought I’d check it was deliberate and not accidental. There is no way this was not deliberate by both involved.
I am so livid about this I’m sitting here in smelly walking clothes so I can write this straight away. I’m off to get cleaned up and changed now. And I already feel much better for having got it off my chest.