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at 0230z the 22nd of july, i was monitoring the beacon. i kept hearing people 
swish the beacon. one person was whistling, another was sending cw taps. 

this is not a good thing to do people. this shows poor operating practice. the 
correct way to locate yourself is not to tune your transmit frequency until you 
can hear it but rather to transmit in one location and tune your receive until 
you find yourself. at least this way, if you are interfering with someone, you 
are only interfering with one qso instead of everyone on the band. set your tx 
somewhere away from the beacon and then do your testing there. tune your 
rx and when you find yourself you are in business.


Bruce Paige, KK5DO                    Internet: kk5do@arrl.net 
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