Anti-social pile-up behavior – a video of causes and possible remedies

k6vvaThis is a very interesting video that Rick K6VVA obviously gave a lot of thought to. He doesn’t pull any punches and he tells it like it is. I like that.

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  4 comments for “Anti-social pile-up behavior – a video of causes and possible remedies

  1. Alan Dove
    November 11, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Great presentation, somewhat handicapped by poor Powerpoint use. It’s best to listen to it as audio only. A short written version of the key findings would also be good.

    • November 11, 2013 at 1:12 pm

      I think I’m so impressed with the overall points being made – and that someone is finally making them – that any PP shortcomings are irrelevant.

      • Alan Dove
        November 12, 2013 at 9:46 am

        Agreed. My only concern is that the current format will limit his audience. I hope he produces a writeup, perhaps with a brief introductory paragraph explaining that this is based on actual data and experimentation (not just some guy’s opinions), followed by easy-to-digest bullet points for DXpeditioners to follow.

        On a related note, I gave up on a relatively small pileup last night. It would’ve been a new one for me, but the op was somewhat inconsistent and it degenerated into chaos in a matter of seconds. It was a perfect example of exactly what Rick was saying.

        • November 12, 2013 at 2:01 pm

          I sometimes have thought about how pile-ups are handled for a given DXpedition. I know I shouldn’t, but I can’t help but to mentally critique them sometimes. I’m in no way qualified to do so but I do it in a relative way – one DXpedition compared to another currently or recently on. I would never post such critiques publically as that would be the epitome of bad manners (although one W2 op on eHam’s DX forum feels no need for tact o rmanners) but I will start to pay more attention to the points made in the video and see how often the correlations mentioned are true.

          Listening to pile-up (after working the DX!) is educational in many ways and I recommend it.

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