I essentially agree with John. The biggest advantage that I can see is that
the G's might have some spectrum between 7100 and 7150 where they can be
heard without so much QRM from the rest of Europe. If you think you're
going to work large numbers of Americans by operating transceive above 7150,
you're going to be disappointed. The bigger challenges are 1) Getting the
USA guys (and others) to keep tuning above 7100, after so many years of
Region 1 stopping at 7100 2) Missing out on all those other QSO's from
stations that can't go above 7100. What are you going to do - listen above
7150 and below 7100 simultaneously ?
Are there any other European countries that are allowing operation above
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Warren" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 6:02 PM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Re: 40 Metres in UK
> Chris G3VHB/M7Z wrote:
> >As from 0100Z on 31st October UK stations will be able to use 7.100 to
> >So on Day 2 CQWW SSB look out for us. I for one hope to take full
> >advantage and will be pointing my beam stateside
> >using the call M7Z.
> >See you all in the pileups.
> In the long run it's obviously good news. But I'm not sure how
> valuable it will be in the short term.
> The range where we will be able to work transceive, 7150-7200, is
> full of BC QRM, entrenched/ill-tempered U.S. nets, contesters working
> stations below 7100 who are QSX up, etc. Even from 7100-7150 you'll
> have BC QRM if you operate split. I suspect we might still be able to
> hear M7Z better below 7100. Hope I'm wrong - We shall see.
> 73, John, NT5C.
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