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Re: [CQ-Contest] SSB in CW band

To: "'Ron Notarius W3WN'" <wn3vaw@verizon.net>,"'CQ Contest Reflector'" <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] SSB in CW band
From: "Joe Subich, W4TV" <w4tv@subich.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2006 15:35:12 -0500
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W3WN writes: 

> Yes, the issue of SSB encroaching on the 40 meter CW band has 
> been discussed before, some might even say ad infinitum ad nauseum.  
> However, in the past, the discussion has centered around SSB below 
> 7030 kHz or 7025 kHz.  I don't recall (although I could be wrong) 
> a past discussion about SSB all the way down to 7007, 7005, even 
> 7001 kHz -- effectively obliterating the CW part of
> the band.  Sorry gentlefolk, that's bad amateur practice.
> Yes, it's allowed in many administrations around the world.  
> That doesn't make it right.  Just because you can do it doesn't 
> mean that you should.

Self-enforcement will never fly.  As long as one competitor has the 
ability to push the envelope the others will do so in order to stay 
competitive.  The only thing that will fix the "problem" is uniform 
allocations globally.  Allowing most of the world to operate any 
mode, anywhere, any time will never work - bandplans or contest 
sponsors will not make any difference.  


   ... Joe, W4TV 

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