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

To: "Shelby Summerville" <k4ww@arrl.net>, <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] ARRL Phone - 40 m lack of bandplan compliance
From: Ed Parish K1EP <k1ep@arrl.net>
Reply-to: k1ep@arrl.net
Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2004 20:19:39 -0500
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At 3/9/04 07:03 PM, Shelby Summerville wrote:
>"Ragnar Otterstad" <otterstad@enter.vg> wrote: "It still surprises me to
>find experienced contesters not observing the bandplan and being a nuisance
>for others not participating in a phone contest."

It just doesn't happen on 40M.  I was mostly on 15M during the contest, 
however, I occasionally went over to the 160M station when it wasn't occupied 
and I was still conscious.  I had to laugh at an exchange I heard.  A non-US 
station was CQ'ing below 1843, I think it was around 1834.  Someone popped on 
frequency and asked the station to come up to 1850-something and work him.  The 
DX said, why not work here?  The US station started in on the band plan.  The 
DX wouldn't move. This exchange lasted a couple of minutes.  No contest QSO was 
completed, but I got a good chuckle before I went to sleep.     

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