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Re: [CQ-Contest] NA SPRINT CW Issues

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] NA SPRINT CW Issues
From: Jack Brindle <jackbrindle@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 11:11:38 -0800
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Interesting discussion, but I really wonder why no one has asked the  
obvious question - Is there some belief that all contesters have Extra  
class licenses?
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  
> operate
> where and have activity split between two band segments.
> Thanks for the QSO's Saturday night.
> 73, Ted W4NZ
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces@contesting.com
> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces@contesting.com]On Behalf Of Mike Tessmer
> Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 4:28 PM
> To: cq-contest@contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] NA SPRINT CW Issues
>> The horrific Digital/RTTY conflict issue on 40m still needs to be
> eliminated
>> 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  
> and
> 7125.  In that context it was why isn't there more RTTY activity up  
> there?
> 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  
> doesn't
> seem to have much conflict.)  The XE RTTY contest isn't going away.   
> Who
> 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  
> the
> 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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