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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 19:34:22 -0500
List-post: <mailto:cq-contest@contesting.com>
Sorry, as long as the situation exists as it does ... no legal 
impediment to the rest of the world operating below 7040 on 
phone and a situation where the majority of the world does 
not operate transceive, I would do EXACTLY what the major 
big gun stations do, listen as low as I need in order to find 
a clear spot.  There is nothing to prevent it in any national 
regulations and there is no way contest sponsors can enforce 
any rule concerning a bandplan - just look at 160 meters and 
all the SSB stuff below 1843 - and any attempt to enforce a 
bandplan that does not have the force of regulation exposes 
the contest sponsor to serious ethical and legal questions.


   ... Joe, W4TV 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ron Notarius W3WN [mailto:wn3vaw@verizon.net] 
> Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2006 5:50 PM
> To: Joe Subich, W4TV
> Subject: RE: [CQ-Contest] SSB in CW band
> So we should just keep quiet and look the other way?
> Sorry, but if we don't do anything, it will only get worse.  
> Considering
> that several of the top offenders (K3LR, KC1XX to name two) 
> are present or
> represented on the reflector, if we ignore it, they will 
> continue.  At least
> now they know that we're on to them.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Subich, W4TV [mailto:w4tv@subich.com]
> Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2006 3:35 PM
> To: 'Ron Notarius W3WN'; 'CQ Contest Reflector'
> Subject: RE: [CQ-Contest] SSB in CW band
> 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.
> 73,
>    ... Joe, W4TV

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