Or just state in the rules that all QSOs must take
place above 14.150, 21.200, etc.
73s John NE0P
--- Robert Shohet <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> I guess that I did not make myself clear....
> I am NOT suggesting that VE's stop giving their
> I know that one of the things that give the ARRLDX
> its Worldwide appeal is the fact that US and
> Canadian stations
> give Sections. I think that is fine and should
> My point is that US and VE stations should count as
> separate countries for scoring and awards purposes.
> US should compete with US and VE's with VE's. Just
> same way DL's compete with DL's and G's with G's!
> To do otherwise, is, IMO, completely illogical and
> grossly unfair to the US stations. It really does
> not matter
> whether a US or VE stations wins in a given year,
> what matters
> is that we compare "like to like". Working below
> 14.150 or
> 21.200 at will, is NOT the same as having to rub
> with everyone else above it.
> We have separate categories for QRP, LP and HP, and
> for SO vs. M/S, or M/2, or M/M, and Novice vs.
> Non-novice, etc.
> and these are good things! Likewise, we should have
> separate listings (categories) for TWO SEPARATE
> COUNTRIES with
> two different sets of frequency allocations.
> Everything else
> can stay the same.
> Bob KQ2M
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robert Shohet" <kq2m at earthlink.net>
> > I am more concerned with the incredible disparity
> > advantage offered as to the usable operating
> > for the VE's vs the US stations on SSB in DX
> I understand Bob's frustration but I suspect that
> outside W/VE would like it to stay the way it is.
> From over
> here, you're all "Americans" (with apologies to the
> VEs), and
> the presence of the VEs makes ARRL DX more
> challenging - and
> more interesting. After all, it's relatively easy
> to work
> the 48 states + DC, but a lot harder to get all the
> Perhaps there's an argument for the VEs to be listed
> We don't want them as DX :-)
> Paul EI5DI
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