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Deliberate and constant interferance

Mar 5th 2016, 18:16

N9XAW

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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S8NB on 14.301 started CQ contest on top of Maritime Net on 14.300. He was advised several times he was really tearing up the net and could he please QSY. His answer was kind of like "so what?" After being ask several times to QSY he continued, even acknowledging he was causing problems. Is it any wonder many of us consider contests rude and rules out the window?
Mar 6th 2016, 12:13

NN3W

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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S8NB is not a valid call....
Jan 8th, 19:10

WD3D

Joined: Mar 1st 2011, 09:28
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The Maritime Moble net serves no legitimate purpose.
The only purpose it serves is to reserve a frequency for a special group of hams, so they can converse with goofballs and screwballs that wants to talk to someone but doesn't want to actually call CQ and doesn't actually want to say anything.
Listen to the conversations - it is all - wow - you are really strong here, your signal is 5/9.. I'm using a G5RV and XXX brand transceiver, thanks for being here, seventy three's.. Blah Blah Blah

The only legitimate purpose the net could possibly have is if all other forms of communications has failed, that someone distressed could possibly tune into the net, and if they could by chance be heard over all the LIDS giving their Seventy Threes - they could get a message thru, since the net runs 8 hours a day.

With all the other forums of radio available to someone at sea, amateur radio is probably the last resort for those people.
They have their own frequencies and they have other forms of communications at their disposal - such as a Sat Phone and digital modes available to them that is much more efficient then SSB Phone on 20 meters.

The problem with 20 meters is that it doesn't talk local.
Yes you can talk to someone when the band conditions permits, but if you were in Pennsylvania, your chances would be better of getting someone in California then it would be of talking to someone else in Pennsylvania or Ohio, New York, West Virginia.

It is the nature of the band for it to make longer hops then 40 or 75 / 80 meters...

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