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Re: [CQ-Contest] Frequency Conservation

To: "K0HB" <k-zero-hb@earthlink.net>;, jimk8mr@aol.com;,w5ov@w5ov.com;, cq-contest@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Frequency Conservation
From: "Guy Molinari" <guy_molinari@hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2006 03:17:39 +0000
List-post: <mailto:cq-contest@contesting.com>
Hans wrote:
 If by "we" you mean those of us with 1x2 callsigns, you're absolutelycorrect. 
(Maybe --- read on)
There were a number of places in the R & O that reinforced the principle of 
incentive based privilege.  It sounds like the FCC is not going to back away 
from that (except for the proposed removal of the CW requirement for access to 

> From: k-zero-hb@earthlink.net> To: guy_molinari@hotmail.com; jimk8mr@aol.com; 
> w5ov@w5ov.com; cq-contest@contesting.com> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Frequency 
> Conservation> Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2006 02:38:51 +0000> > N7ZG said:> > > > > 
> From what I can tell, we didn't loose anything.  > >> > If by "we" you mean 
> those of us with 1x2 callsigns, you're absolutely> correct. (Maybe --- read 
> on)> > >> > I don't see any reason why CW couldn't extend above 3600 in > > 
> contests like SS.> >> > It's interesting that you use SS as your example.  
> Had you said CQWW or> even ARRL DX, I'd have agreed with you (maybe even said 
> "it wouldn't have> to").> > But SS is historically the contest where new 
> serious contesters are born. > It's where they get trained, and from whence 
> come the contesters who move> on up into CQWW and ARRL DX.  > > It's a 
> domestic contest, low power/modest antennas are OK, and you can stay> up all 
> night and S&P on 80m, and maybe even try your hand at your first run> 
> frequency
  (especially if you can "hang out on the edges").   But if you're> a General 
or Advanced licensee, that all just went away with this R&O.  Now> rather than 
3525 to 3750 as your SS S&P playground (225kHz), you suddenly> have a 
playground only 1/3 that size (75KHz) and that's wall-to-wall Class> B CQ 
machines holding their run QRG.  Not a chance for a low power or> inexperienced 
guy to grab a freq in that power alley, and the everyone> below 3525 and above 
3600 is out of bounds even for S&P to all Advance and> Generals.  Time to shut 
down the rig and go watch the cleavage on "Deal or> No Deal"!> > Fortunately, 
this misbegotten R&O won't affect SS CW this year......> > .....but you can 
take this to the bank --- "If this R&O survives, the SS CW> log count and the 
average score for all participants will drop at least 30%> for SS CW 2007."  
And that drop-off will inevitably send ripples up into> CQWW, ARRL DX, 160M, 
and all the other HF CW contests in years to come.  > We capture 
 our new serious contesters in SS, and this R&O comes at the> perfect time (low 
sunpots) to harm SS CW beyond recovery.> > 73, de Hans, K0HB> -->  ><{{{{*>    
http://www.home.earthlink.net/~k0hb   > > > > 
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