Sorry guys, my QLF. No matter how many times I read it, my eyes saw
7100-7125, but my mind read it as 7000-7025.
It's a good suggestion...
Somehow I have to be able to blame this on Locust / K6VVA...
Jack B, W6FB
On Feb 10, 2011, at 11:11 AM, Jack Brindle wrote:
> 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
>> where and have activity split between two band segments.
>> Thanks for the QSO's Saturday night.
>> 73, Ted W4NZ
>> -----Original Message-----
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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
>> 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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