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Re: [CQ-Contest] Frequency Conservation

To: asciibaron@comcast.net, 'CQ Contest' <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Frequency Conservation
From: "Bob Naumann - W5OV" <w5ov@w5ov.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 19:14:00 -0500
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I thought about that Steve, but aside from stroking their egos, there
really is no value to what they do.

We're participating in an activity that is fun that involves thousands
of others on a global basis - not just a one-on-one egofest.

I think there is a distinct difference.


Bob W5OV

> W5OV wrote:
> > > It would take about 5 minutes of listening to these "HI-FI" and AM
types of
> > > operators to not only recognize how much spectrum they waste, but
also how
> > > devoid of value their operations are. "Does my audio have enough
bass in it
> > > today?" ..."Bill, your audio is without question the best on the
> > > air"..."Tell me which way my audio sounds better".
> > > 
> the issue is the fact that the bulk of the 80m band above 3600 has
huge empty spaces between signals.  transmission content does not reduce
the value of the transmission to the originating or intended receiving
station - you are a 3rd party to the transmission and therefore it
naturally would seem devoid of content.
> non-contesters view our exchanges as equally devoid of content and
therefore given your logic, contesting is a waste of spectrum that could
be better filled with awesome hi-fi audio transmissions coast to coast.
> pot, kettle, black.
> -Steve, WM3O
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