As much as I’ve been enjoying the W1AW portable stations, obesity I’ve been dismayed by the pileup behavior of some of the hams calling. As a new ham, unhealthy I assumed that most would be well-behaved, clinic but I’ve been proved wrong more than once. When trying to work /2 (New Jersey), the RTTY op did a fantastic job of keeping the contacts rolling and making it clear when and where to call. I was impressed enough to add a little personal note to my exchange.
>>> K7ADD K7ADD K7ADD K <<< CQ CQ W1AW 15:59:37z> Main>>> K7ADD K7ADD K7ADD K <<< K7ADD 599 NJ K7ADD 15:59:51z> Main >>> W1AW/2 UR 599 599 WWA WWA TU UR DOIN GREAT JOB K7ADD <<< THANKS FOR THE NICE WORDS, BUT NOW QSY TO 15 SSB QSY 15M SSB DE W1AW/1 OP W2IRT W1AW/2 WSY 15 PHONE.
Yes, I did catch him on 15m Phone, a couple hours later. I can’t say it enough, I’m really impressed by the patience of the W1AW ops and I’m thoroughly enjoying the Centennial QSO Party. https://centennial-qp.arrl.org/my-scores-w1aw.php says:
Your total number of contacts with W1AW portable stations is 136.