Testing out a new project or piece of gear on the air is fun, sometimes!
I get on the air to test a new gizmo and get a reply. Ah, this is great!
The other station sends my call back to me, then QSB strikes and bamo! Down in the dumps it goes. I hear only a dit here and there. Growl!
AGN AGN PSE QSB BK,
Now this is where it gets frustrating. The other guy send me my own call back 3, 4, maybe even 5 times. Like I don’t already know what my own call sign is, right!
I hear that clear as a bell, then, as if from a distant galaxy, I hear his call W~~~~~ , boomba— down in the mud again! OK, OK, I send back to him now; UR CALL ONLY UR CALL ONLY QSB QSB BK
Once more he send my call back to me again only this time 7 times in a row, using up all the possible propagation between us! Oy vey!
I send SRI QSB 73, de AA1IK SK
Does this happen to you too?
If anyone reads this and is just getting into QRP. Please, please Please, DON’T SEND ME MY OWN CALL BACK A BUNCH OF TIMES, I ALREADY KNOW WHAT IT IS, ITS YOUR CALL SIGN THAT I WANT!!!!
Geezer on the porch