Yes Mike, as a matter of fact ,it really DOES matter. If an
agreement was reached by someone,a group,etc with someone
else,some other group,etc., to keep contesting out of that
portion of the band in order to keep non-contesters from
bothering contesters and vice versa then it IS important to
investigate what was agreed upon for our own benefit. You break
a promise once and you may never be trusted again. Why keep
giving the anti-contest crowd more fodder to use against us.
Some of you have replied privately stating that you are not
Gentlemen and will be calling there regardless. Why does this
not surprise me? Arrogance and indifference breeds likewise. You
can't just ignore agreements (if one indeed existed) just
because something not to your liking transpired ex post facto.
This is a moot point until someone can come up with any
facts about any agreement that was made, hence my original post.
Many responses but nobody with the facts about such an
agreement; only informing me that they plan on calling there
anyway. I ask again; does anyone know if this is the case about
28.300- 28.350 being off limits to contesting? 73 Ken KP4XS
On Wed, 23 Oct 1996, KA2AEV@aol.com wrote:
>Does it really matter?
>It looks like the Government changed their frequencies and not
>I could see upholding a Gentlemens aggrement if it was an
>But it definatly looks like the gov down there did it and not
>So why should both us and them suffer by not being able to work
>because their Government went and changed their rules?
>I say that we work around this and try to set aside a new
>zone on 10m after this season!
>73 de Mike
>From firstname.lastname@example.org (Jerry Decker) Thu Oct 24 03:28:37 1996
From: email@example.com (Jerry Decker) (Jerry Decker)
Subject: CQ Zone?
I know I should be ashamed of myself, but , I can't seem to find out what
my "CQ Zone" is. Can anyone offer some assistance or would happen to know
"right-off-hand" what CQ Zone Irving, Texas is in?
Thanks for the help,
>From firstname.lastname@example.org (AA8U) Thu Oct 24 02:45:17 1996
From: email@example.com (AA8U) (AA8U)
Subject: LU's novices new frequencies
At 08:27 PM 10/23/96 -0400, you wrote:
> a new contest free zone on 10m after this season!
God already created contest free zones. They are known as the WARC bands.
I think it was a wise move too........
>From firstname.lastname@example.org (Raymond Crepeau) Thu Oct 24 03:04:30 1996
From: email@example.com (Raymond Crepeau) (Raymond Crepeau)
Subject: LU's novices new frequencies
For what it's worth I agree with KA2AEV. First, gentlemen's agreements
should be observed, and, yes there are people out there who are not
One possible source of the agreement is 10 - X International which
strongly suggests that 28.3 - 28.35 be reserved for non-contesters during
the various 10 - X contests. Seems like a very reasonable request to me
and one I observe. (Does that make me a gentleman????)
I don't know if this is the only such agreement, but it's one I'm aware
Good luck to all in contest. Hope we ALL are gentlemen!
Ray Crepeau, WB1HGO
>From firstname.lastname@example.org (Rich Dailey, KA8OKH) Thu Oct 24 04:20:32
From: email@example.com (Rich Dailey, KA8OKH) (Rich Dailey, KA8OKH)
Subject: Counting Mobiles... Tnx!
Thanks to all the contesters who sent suggestions regarding the mobile logging
problem. I guess I should have logged them as W9XXX/county... that seems to
be the most popular recommendation.
Thanks again, and see you in the contests! ... rich
Rich Dailey - KA8OKH <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Somerset Electronics Co. - Somerset, KY
Expert repair on all major brands of CATV line/headend, & TVRO equipment.
Opinions expressed here are of my own unique design.
>From email@example.com (Bob Wruble) Thu Oct 24 05:02:26 1996
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bob Wruble) (Bob Wruble)
Subject: New Calls for Contesters
TOO MUCH EGO!!!!!!!
> From: KWIDELITZ@delphi.com
> To: floydjr@Interpath.com; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: New Calls for Contesters
> Hi Jim,
> While I understand and appreciate the problem with new vanity calls
> posted on the reflector, I have waited a VERY long time for this
and my own
> vanity and ego wants to make a splash when I get mine. I look
> similiar announcements from my peers on the reflector. In my book,
> these changes in familiar call signs is definately contest related.
> 73. Ken, AB6FO, KWIDELITZ@DELPHI.COM
>From firstname.lastname@example.org (Dale Martin) Thu Oct 24 06:04:22 1996
From: email@example.com (Dale Martin) (Dale Martin)
Subject: Magnetic Declination, Deviation, Variation, etc...
Check this out and figure out your own Magnetic Declination, Deviation,
Personally, I prefer to find the north star (Polaris), sight it through my
plant a stick and that's my n/s line. Fortunately, I only had to do this once,
since the house is oriented n/s (f/b) and the tower is at the back edge of the
house: align the elements with the roof line.
Dale Martin, KG5U