This one is not a bad suggestion. In fact, it might actually make sense to
abandon the old frequency plan for the sprint -- probably derived from the
old CD parties (3535+/-,7035+/-,14035+/-) -- in favor of 3500-3535,
7000-7035, 14000-14035. The present activity seems to run between
10 and 50 KHz up from the band edge (higher on 20 and 80 meters). But
it's too late to do that for this year's contest, and there's some chance
that there'd be an outcry from low-end DXers who aren't willing to share
"their" frequencies with contesters...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Subich, K4IK" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Dave Pruett" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2002 12:09
Subject: RE: [CQ-Contest] RTTY WPX and NA Sprint CW this weekend
> > So the argument of who was there first has no winner - both contests
> > arrived on that weekend the same year.
> > The slams against the NCJ concerning this issue are unfounded.
> Of course the two events have not always been the same weekend (1997
> and 1998) It is still bad form to put the "suggested operating
> frequencies" for a domestic (or North American) contest right on top
> of the only available spectrum for an international contest.
> NCJ could easily respect the IARU Region 1 and region 3 bandplans
> and post suggested operating frequencies of 7050-7070 or "7035 and
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