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Re: [CQ-Contest] SSB in CW band

Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] SSB in CW band
From: Jan Erik Holm <sm2ekm@telia.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 07:00:11 +0100
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Robert Naumann wrote:
> I would like to offer a differing opinion.
> Yesterday, I was operating briefly on 20m SSB. Many European stations were
> calling CQ in the 14.230 area. During their 100% legal operation, several
> SSTV stations were deliberately attempting to interfere with them. 
They do it to all traffic that comes close.
> The abuse of 20 meters in this contest is unconscionable by any standards
> and is precisely why contesters hate deliberately interfering non-contesters
> so much.
> It's all a matter of perspective.
Yes BUT how can one wrong justify another? Thats how I interpret this 
> Portions of 40m may sound dead from the west coast - but it's not. In fact,
> portions of 40m often sound empty from the East coast, but in Europe, it's
> wall-to-wall.
7040 - 7100 is even wall-to-wall during ordinary weekdays, atleast in 
SM2 land.
> Makes me thing of the recently announced changes to the 80m band. What's
> going to happen to all the CW, rtty and other digital mode guys that have
> been operating above 3600 for years? They get pushed down into the CW band?
> That's going to be just great.
> 73,
> Bob W5OV
73 Jim

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