Ah, but we're not talking about "30th Street" etc.
To play on the analogy, what I'm saying is that it's one thing if 30th -
100th Street in 40-ville is blocked, it's another thing if 40-ville itself
is completely blocked.
And, to be blunt, since when as contesters do we have the right to tell
non-contesters to vacate the entire band for the whole weekend?
Is that what I'm getting from some of these responses? Since it's a contest
weekend, we have the right as contesters to take over 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 &
10 to the extent that anyone else is being told if you don't like contests,
go elsewhere? Really?
Are we as contesters becoming (as a group) the equivalent of the schoolyard
bullies who toss everyone else off of the playground because it's now "our"
turf? Is that really the image we want?
From: K0HB [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 1:22 PM
To: Ron Notarius W3WN; CQ Contest Reflector
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] SSB in CW band
> But when the SSB ops occupy all or almost all of the band, as SSB
> below 7120 often did this last weekend, it's not just Main Street and
> main roads being blocked, it's ALL roads being blocked. No alternative
> routes available. That's right?
If "40th Street" is closed, take a detour over to "30th Street", or "80th
Street", or "20th Street", or even "11th Street".
de Hans, K0HB
"Second Place is First Loser"
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