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Re: [CQ-Contest] SSB in CW band

Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] SSB in CW band
From: Hank Kohl K8DD <k8dd@arrl.net>
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 13:26:54 -0400
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N7MAL wrote:
> I would like to suggest to the CQWWSSB guru's that a cut-off frequency be 
> set for 40 meters. I think 7025 and above is more than reasonable for SSB 
> operation during the contest. This year is worse than last and has been 
> getting progressively worse every year. There have been many pleas in past 
> years but they fall on deaf ears at the contest committee. 
Who is going to enforce it?
How is it going to be enforced?
Disqualify a large operation because they slipped below the suggest 
frequency limit?
Are you up for the job?
> There is plenty 
> of unused frequency spectrum above 7025. I checked several times and there 
> was no valid reason for any station to operate below 7025. It might be 
> different if every 2.5 khz there was someone operating in the contest but 
> there wasn't. In fact there were several 20-25 khz segments where no one was 
> operating, yet there were stations below 7025 operating in the contest.
Maybe there were holes on 40M in Bullhead City, but here in the Thumb of 
there were not any 20 - 25 KHz segments empty last night up to about up 
to about
0500Z when I crashed.  It was wall to wall with a lot of frequencies 
supporting two
(and maybe more) stations on the same frequency listening to different 
above 7150.   And that's with a K1/100 and a dipole up about 55 ft.  It 
was packed with
EU, AF, Caribbean and VE stations from 7026 to 7100 with a couple below 
And I'd bet it was crowded even more if you would have listened on the 
antennas at
It sounded a lot like it did several years ago when we went to FP for CQ 
WW SSB - real
hard to find a frequency on 40 to call CQ and listen up in the US segment.

73     Hank     K8DD

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