Interesting discussion, but I really wonder why no one has asked the
obvious question - Is there some belief that all contesters have Extra
Or perhaps the proponents of this idea wish to discourage
participation of the Advanced and General class licensed hams?
But I _know_ you guys must have thought about this. What am I missing?
Jack Brindle, W6FB
On Feb 9, 2011, at 8:32 AM, Ted Bryant wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> I like your suggestion. The frequencies between 7100-7125kHz seem to
> be one
> of the least-used segments on that band. But I would take it one step
> further - make that segment the suggested 40m frequencies for all
> the NA CW
> Sprints, lest we confuse folks (and some WILL forget!) on when to
> where and have activity split between two band segments.
> Thanks for the QSO's Saturday night.
> 73, Ted W4NZ
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> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] NA SPRINT CW Issues
>> The horrific Digital/RTTY conflict issue on 40m still needs to be
>> from NA CW Sprint future events.
> The end of the world was predicted with the rare conflict of ARRL RTTY
> Roundup and NAQP CW earlier this year. It didn't happen that way
> but within
> the discussion someone noted the mostly open territory between 7100
> 7125. In that context it was why isn't there more RTTY activity up
> So in another context, why not try to migrate the February CW Sprint
> activity to that segment? Face it, 99.9% of the CW sprint activity
> is by
> "sprinters" with very few ops who just happen to tune across the
> chaos and
> jump in. It would seem with ample pre-contest publicity in this
> forum and
> via club mediums, pretty much anyone interested in the CW sprint
> would get
> the word. I offer this ONLY for the February CW Sprint (September
> seem to have much conflict.) The XE RTTY contest isn't going away.
> knows what the next major DXpedition in early Feb will be but
> chances are
> there will be one and they'd be listening up on the low end of 40.
> Toss in
> the FOC marathon. The weekend swap has already been tried but with
> exponential rise in WPX RTTY activity that weekend - a major contest
> now -
> that won't work.
> Any particular reason this would not work? Am I missing anything?
> 73, Mike K9NW
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