I got this story from Bill, NA8M, in this morning’s e-mail:
Sunday, I heard XP1A working stations right and left, passing out “59 40″ like there’s no tomorrow. He was funny in that he had his mic on VOX and got tangled up in the call signs occasionally.
Then he said, “Gentlemen I need to take a break. My butt is getting too flat.” He went away. Since I didn’t have zone 40 yet, I hung around. Then he returns to the mic and begins a round of endless, “XP1A XP1A XP1A XP1A XP1A …” and won’t listen for anyone. I get frustrated and put him in a memory slot and dial past.
A bit later, my curiosity gets the better of me and I QSY back to XP1A’s frequency. Again, he’s passing out “59 40″ like crazy. I climb into the pile-up and give him a call. Well, actually, lots of calls. No joy.
Then, out of the blue, he says, “I’ve got to clean the frequency. XP1A XP1A XP1A XP1A XP1A XP1A …” without coming up for air. It was so funny! I had to walk away. Just when you think you’ve heard it all, you run across something like this.
This was my first frequency cleaning. Even though I never did work him, it was entertaining!