Last weekend in April where the Dayton Hamvention used to be.
On 7/21/2011 11:14 PM, Randy Thompson K5ZD wrote:
> I would love to see the WPX CW Contest move to a date earlier on the
> calendar and off the USA holiday weekend. Please find and suggest a date
> will not interfere with other existing contests. Let me warn you, it is not
> Randy, K5ZD
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>> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] WPX& activity (Was: intended consequences)
>> The problem is that the SSB portion started as the SSBARA SSB Contest
>> (Bill W2SKE wrote the original rules). This was in January. The Contest
>> moved to the end of March location as the CQ SSB Contest in the Mid 1960's
>> and has been there since then although the name was changed to CQ WPX SSB.
>> By 1970 the rules changed from the old W2SKE rules to WPX although it was
>> still called the CQ SSB Contest. Actually the contest helped build SSB
>> Contesting and then later helped make Prefix chasing more popular.
>> I was always of the opinion that late May was really summer in the
>> Southern USA with the local QRN on low bands and summer conditions on 10
>> and 15.
>> Guess that previous CQ WPX Directors should have changed the dates. I
>> don't know if K5ZD has much latitude with the full schedule of Contests
>> 73 Dave K4JRB ex K5MDX
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