QSL via eQSL.Please, no paper QSLs..
I've been an Amateur Radio operator continously since 1973 and am a FULL CODE EXTRA CLASS licensee.
Where to find me:
I am active with the Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club, providing web page hosting and development services, technical services (repeater construction and maintenance), and am currently serving as club secretary:
I have a 70cm repeater with both EchoLink and IRLP capability, operating on 441.925 +offset 100.0 Hz CTCSS. This repeater is linked in with the Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club repeaters via 33cm. For information on the W7CIA repeater, please see:
The web page above includes restrictions / procedures for using EchoLink or IRLP to connect to the W7CIA and Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club repeaters.
JT65-HF Operations and LID Scoring:
Dont be a LID. I am courteous and patient in waiting to contact a station that is working another station, and expect the same courtesy to be extended back to me.
If I am trying to work another station, DO NOT call me while the station I am trying to call may be responding. Wait until I have finished working him or have given up. Some stations prevent contacts (and waste bandwidth) by calling on top of the station I'm attempting to work. I've had this go on for more than 45-minutes, and have even been followed to another band where the same behavior is repeated by the same Amateur Operator.
I keep a list of stations that exhibit this behavior and WILL NOT WORK stations on this list. The most egregious operators, whom I will never work, have been appointed to the Exceptional LID list:
How LID scoring is determined:
Note that scoring was not reset on my most recent call sign change.
Just because you need IDAHO or Grid Square DN24al does not automatically entitle you to a priority contact. Any station I work with the sole goal of making their interfering LID operation cease, will not appear in my LOG and will not be eligible for a QSL (of any type).
Hey, the evidence is right on the screen so there isn't any point in not being honest about it. I site the following as an illustrating example:
1517 CQ EW6BZ KO45
In the above example, EW6BZ cannot be detected due to ON4AXU transmissions. I couldn't even tell if he answered me or someone else. Not knowing if he answered someone else, I did not repeat my call so that I would not cause interference if he had answered someone else. Had ON4AXU waited (four minutes), I would have been happy to work him. This is true of any listed station, having waited for me to complete my QSO, a 4-minute wait. then I would have been happy to work them.
With it taking 6 minutes to complete a QSO on JT65-HF (the first two of six minutes had already been consumed for stations on the above list), a rare station can be lost due to a combination of decaying band conditions and the interference caused by such selfish operation. Please don't operate in this manner.
Amateur Radio is self policing and has a long history of public embarrassment, in order to achieve the goal of good operating practices. So, yes, this page follows in that long line of historical enforcement of good operating practices. Once added to the above list, a station cannot be removed from the above list (i.e. their behavior, either solely by operating practice, or a dishonest response when confronted with the facts, results in a permanent appointment to the list).
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