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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: "Ron Notarius W3WN" <wn3vaw@verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 16:20:25 -0500
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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?


-----Original Message-----
From: K0HB [mailto:k-zero-hb@earthlink.net]
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".

Beep beep

de Hans, K0HB
"Second Place is First Loser"
 ><{{{{*>    http://www.home.earthlink.net/~k0hb

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