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Re: [CQ-Contest] SSB in CW band

To: "'CQ Contest Reflector'" <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] SSB in CW band
From: "Vladimir V. Sidorov" <vs_otw@rogers.com>
Reply-to: "Vladimir V. Sidorov" <vs_otw@rogers.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 10:25:41 -0600
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> When it comes down to it the majority of contest rules cannot be
> enforced.  How does the committee know I was QRP?  They'd have to send
> an inspector into my shack with a wattmeter...  yet while violations are
> not unheardof, they're rare.  IMHO if the CQ WW rules were to specify
> "no SSB between 7000 and 7025" most of the SSB operation between 7000
> and 7025 *would* go away.

The above includes a question and an answer in the same time, intentionally 
or not. I mean an answer to the question, how the lower Phone band edge can 
be enforced. The CQ WW rules require an operator's declaration that he has 
really used QRPp. A simple declaration can be requested for the subband 
edge, as well. For example, entrants could be only eligible for any kind of 
prize/award only if they officially declare in their log (the soapbox line 
is large enough) that they did not use any freq below 7040 (IARU Reg 1 Phone 
band plan) or so. Then, most of contemporary contest loggers indicate a 
precise freq for every QSO in the log...
So, it's possible, and it's not difficult. The only question is a 
willingness to so by contest sponsors.


Vladimir VE3IAE 

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