> 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
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
0500Z when I crashed. It was wall to wall with a lot of frequencies
(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
KC1XX, K1TTT, or W3LPL
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
> Thank you
> BULLHEAD CITY, AZ
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