It would sure be nice if you could arrange a band where nobody could jump in on QSO's. I have many friends that do not like the fact that when they are talking to someone special, someone else can jump in and practicaly take over the band. Should be a very easy thing to do and there is certainly lots of space on some bands available for this. Bill
I don't understand your problem. Someone "taking over the band" sounds to be very difficult. Do you mean taking over the frequency? They can only do that if you let them. I would suggest you tell them in a nice way that you just want to have a convesation with the person you are talking to and please call sometime when you are calling CQ. No need to be rude about it. If someone is continually doing this to you, despite your request to stop, drop of a note to Doug VE3EFC.