> 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.
Aw, c'mon, Jeff. You know better than that. Why do you think only
160/80/40 are only being used at night? Because there's no propagation
during the day, that's why.
You're assuming all non-contesters are rag-chewers who don't care if the
guy who answers their CQ is across town. To the contrary, there's a lot
of real competitive DXers who want the same bands and the same
propagation at the same times as the contesters do. I think I'm pretty
"pro-contest" but there's been many times when I've found my DXing
frequencies obliterated by a contest I had no interest in.
> 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.
Leave it alone. As someone else posted, we contesters will lose
whatever debating arguments we may have.
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