Also, the reason why they had to listen down was another Contest... WPX RTTY
I would not worry too much about ARRL CW. At the rate they are going, most
DXers will have worked them by next weekend and the pile-ups should be moderate.
73! Uli, KK8I
To be fair to K5D, my impression was that, this weekend, they did a lot less
40m CW than they might otherwise have done. I presumed this was a recognition
by them of the potential problem you describe.
This weekend I listened a while to the EU mess around K5D.
Specially on 40m there was a lot of confusion because K5D listened down on CW,
resulting in a lot of frustations to innocent PACC participants who got a large
pileup landing on them.
Still remember last years operation of VP6DX which made the small SSB part of
160 useless during the cq160.
I really hope K5D will stay away from cw during the ARRL DX coming weekend,
having a large split frequency operation will cause a lot of troubles during a
major contest like the arrl dx. It will also make large portions of the band
unusable, which is a problem on 160 and 40.
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