Today was that way.
The good: I had the joy of reaching 500 pts on summit to summit QSOs with Peter DL6CGC/P, between EA2/BI-057 and DM/SA-005.
The bad: I had the “pleasure” of hearing (SSB) a well known SV chaser making QSO with me… while I was qso’ing with Colin G4UHX. Mistake? I don’t think so, as he even received (from me?) a different RS report than I was sending to Colin.
Please, don’t misunderstand me, but these last activations I have spent some time on SSB (which was not my habit before), just for find that there is a big lack of respect and ham behavior on them.
In CW, sometimes you can find somebody calling and calling without listening, but it seems to be the normal way of doing on SSB… very sad.
I understand that someone could be nervous, as the activator has a short limit to be there up, and to be frightened of not working him but, come on, didn’t they notice that if you are -as activator- listening somebody shouting and shouting his callsign while you are calling somebody else, you will NOT write down it on the log? or even abandon the SSB activation?
Perhaps it’s my fault, and my bad english makes somebody listen “SV2” while I was calling “M6”…
I am sure that CW doesn’t produce better operators, believe me, but today I have had also the experience of being called by a /P station on the middle of the CW pile-up, and after asking for “only /P”, I was happy to listen the silence, and only the weak (DL2DXA, thank you for your call) signal, make the QSO, and keep on with the pile-up.
73 de Mikel EA2CW
Edited 23:41 UT
Fortunately, I noticed that the SV station has deleted todays QSO from his log. I hope it has been made following the SOTA spirit and not to avoid being recognized… Thank you, man!