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Re: [CQ-Contest] A proposal

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] A proposal
From: W2RU - Bud Hippisley <W2RU@frontiernet.net>
Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2006 00:18:33 +0000
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ku8e@bellsouth.net wrote:
>   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.

Bud, W2RU
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