I think these people who claim that contest activity take up all the bands
have a "poor" excuse.
During a DX contest only 20/15/10 meters are being used during the day and
160/80/40 and maybe
20 meters at night. During SS you could add 40 meters as a band that would be
used during the
day. Plus, most contests are a single mode - either CW or SSB only on a given
weekend. The only
major multi-mode contests I can think of are IARU or the ARRL 10 meter
contest. I'm sorry but there
is plenty of room for everyone to co-exist.
I would like to see a few short operating events on the WARC bands. Maybe
something like a
Sprint format and low power so you couldn't just sit on a frequency and CQ.
If I remember right
didn't the ARRL allow contacts on the WARC bands during Field Day one year ??
These "contest bashers" are going to harass us no matter what band a
contest is going on.
99% of these guys are old farts who have nothing better to do... In fact
they are probably the same
people you heard harassing the KH8SI Dxpedition.
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