Unwanted

Charles M0OXO laments the fact that England is 334th in the list of the most wanted 338 DXCC entities, in other words the fifth least wanted. Isn’t it a sad waste of a hobby not to mention the vast sums of money people spend on equipment and antennas if the main interest in making a contact is just to be able to tick off a new country? I guess that’s why I find DXing and DX blogs boring. I’d rather read about what people are building, new things that they are experimenting with or how far (even if it isn’t all that far) someone manages to work with a peanut whistle.

Julian Moss, G4ILO, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Cumbria, England. Contact him at [email protected].

2 Responses to “Unwanted”

  • Demetre SV1UY:

    Hi,

    I agree 100% with you Julian and although I have taken part in some contest like operations, I hate listening CQ DX in the amateur bands and when a poor soul, who is not DX, replies he gets a reply in a nasty tone. I do not think this is in the spirit of amateur radio at all. I think this is bad practice in the amateur bands, although many will disagree with me, but this is what I feel!

    73 de Demetre SV1UY

  • John Yochom KB3KEM:

    Well Charles, I’m with you. The excitement of getting a contact is great, but it’s luster soon fades. Me? Id rather have a rag chew about the equipment/weather/ hobbie/the nation/past experiences or family. Of course, I’m old and making friends in far places is my fun. I cant travel to countries, but have been around in younger years and can envision the friend Id be talking to.Were a global group, us hams, and have been LONG before the politicos decided to mess up the world with “global “‘ gobeldigook.
    Press ahead, jolly good:what?

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