While I respect their decision not to operate in the contest, I believe
their thought on this matter is flawed and they will miss a chance at
working many new stations.
To ask that the DX window on 160 be left clear during a major DX
contest, is just not going to happen. (Too many variables here.) This
we all can be pretty sure of.
It has been my experience during contests ( 30+) that major DXpedition
are much easier to work than on a normal weekday. Avid Contesters (Big
Guns) are not going to spend considerale time in a large pileup, when
they can run 20-30 stations in that time frame. With more rare DX
available on the bands, the pileups are much thinner and the DX is
easier to work for a modest station.
I must admit that I was hoping to work them on 40 meters for a new
one..but there will always be another time and another DXpedition.
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