YOU HAVE TO LAUGH !
(or the art of 3-way QSOing !!)

What follows is based on an actual incident recorded some years ago, now regularly discussed with hilarity by many fellow island hunting enthusiasts. Unfortunately these incidents have occurred all too often, and is the reason why the SCOTIA programme organisers have stated that this form of 'list operation' will not be tolerated.

(Names have been withheld to protect the innocent.)

The Players:
Tom A well known chaser in the South of England
Dick A well known activator, on a Scottish Island
Harry A well known list-taker, operating from the Scottish mainland

Tom (chasing) : . . . last time heard, you were 3 by 3 . . .
Dick (activating) : . . . You are also 3 by 3 . . .
 

 

~ a period of total silence ensues ~
Harry (list-handling) : . . . Any copy, Tom ? . . .
Tom (chasing) : . . . Sorry, nothing heard Harry . . .
Harry (list-handling) : . . . That's a pity, because it's a very similar report. Give Harry the report again Dick . . .
Dick (activating) : . . . You are also 3 by 3 . . . (repeats) . . . ALSO 3 X 3 . . .
 

 

~ a further period of total silence ensues ~
Harry (list-handling) : . . . Anything heard, Tom ? . . .
Tom (chasing) : . . . Was that a 3 by 3 ? . . .
Harry (list-handling) : . . . Good Contact ! . . .

......and an activator moves a step closer to his place on the Honour Roll, funded by an unfortunate chaser's request for another certificate !