I remember that a dozen years ago there was a welcome QSO party on 17. I
worked Dave K6LL
and several W6's. I do not remember what the exchange was just name and
State as I recall.
There was agreat uproar over this so the sponsors
did not try it again.
I think the IARU has it in their band plans that there is to be no contests
on 30, 17, or 12. Some don't even like the idea of DXCC there.
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