There is a lid who has in recent weeks developed the habit of sending “TRY 40 M” or “40 M PSE” directly over the signal of activators in the western U.S. states. He is obviously following spots on SOTAwatch2 and apparently becoming frustrated when unable to hear the activators. I have never heard a call sign accompany this ops requests (or demands), but his signal is quite strong in SW Washington.
Does anyone know his call sign? I would dearly love to converse with him about amateur radio etiquette, QRM, and a few other basic concepts, such as:
- It is the activators, not the chasers, who decide which bands to use
- HF band conditions are changeable; a few minutes of patience may be rewarded with audible signals from the activator
- On those occasions when you never hear the activator, please keep your fiddle-fingers off the key
Thanks for the bandwidth; I feel better now even though I’ve carefully sugar-coated my comments. 73