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[CQ-Contest] ARRL Phone - 40 m lack of bandplan compliance

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Subject: [CQ-Contest] ARRL Phone - 40 m lack of bandplan compliance
From: "Ragnar Otterstad" <otterstad@enter.vg>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 17:22:03 +0100
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I am not really a phone contester ( XYL calls it a parrot contest) but do
work some of the more wellknow calls just for  fun. 80 had a great opening
sunday morning with many big signals-

But where was K3ZO this year ?

It still surprises me to find experienced contesters not observing the
bandplan and being a nuisance for others not participating in a phone

I worked only those who listened above 7040, where phone starts in Region 1.

The following stations were listening in the CW band, even as low as 7017
( W3LPL):

N9RV   7020
KC1XX  7033.5
N5DX   7024
W2RE   7018
K3LR   7033
K4XS   7021
K4JA    7023.5
K3CR   7023

KB1H   21130

IMHO : These stns should have a penalty deducted from the final score.

It was nice to hear a K9-er on 15 who did it the old way by listening
outside the US phoneband and avoided some of the QRM problems.


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