I would like to say thank you to all the guys that helped me on Waterrock Knob today. As always I had great chasers. But today was exceptional.
As I was operating today, and had been on frequency for some time, I was interrupted by a station on AM that began calling CQ. I politely informed him that the frequency was in use. Unfortunately he continued. I began to think, “Hey, he might not hear me.” I’m only operating 10w here, I am not the loudest instrument in the choir. That and I am not familiar with AM operation.
Well some of my chasers began to inform this individual that the frequency was in use. Several of my chasers! I got a big smile on my face that the guys were standing up for me.
Well I guess the guy had heard us because he came back, “I don’t answer anyone who does not give their call-sign.” Well I had thrown out my call, and the chasers made sure he knew that.
Anyway I just wanted to say thanks to all the chasers for supporting me today. I am not the most experienced ham and I have been a little taken aback by some of the attitude I have gotten on frequency, Tunning up on the freq, and this kind of nonsense.
I was curious, do other SOTA guys catch this kind of flak. Or is this an amateur radio wide problem that we have to deal with.
So again thanks guys! I am working on a short video and will post a summit report tomorrow after my video hits you tube.