Actually, wouldn't it benefit all ops? More operators on means more points
73 Rich NN3W
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From: "Dick Green WC1M" <email@example.com>
To: "'Jeffrey Clarke'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 11:44 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] WPX & activity (Was: intended consequences)
> Jeff, KU8E wrote:
>> It would be nice if CQ could maybe swap the CW and SSB weekends for both
>> CQWW and WPX every other year so CW doesn't always fall on a holiday
> Boy, I'd love that. It would reduce the frequency of eye rolling when I
> family time over Thanksgiving or Memorial Day weekend (or our anniversary,
> which is May 29) for the umpteenth time. I've managed to build those
> concessions into the schedule over the past 14 years, but I know my XYL
> would be thrilled if every other year I could spend those holiday weekends
> with my family.
> It would also allow me to attend Dayton more often (very tough to get two
> full weekends of ham radio time in one month.)
> It's also an attractive idea from the standpoint of experiencing somewhat
> different propagation characteristics every other year, and possibly
> to vary strategy to compensate. More fun. It may be argued that different
> propagation seasons would invalidate comparison with prior records. I
> think that's a valid argument for CQWW, where the contests are separated
> only one month, but propagation between the WPX CW and SSB weekends is
> quite different. All the same, I think propagations is so variable anyway
> that it's probably moot.
> All that said, such a change would benefit only US ops because these are
> holidays. I fear the contest sponsors might have a problem with that.
> inevitably some people would get confused, at least during the first three
> or four years. Heaven help us if a bunch of phone ops decide to do an
> expensive DXpedition, only to find out when they get on the air that this
> year it's the CW weekend!
> Further, it could be argued that US DXpeditioners benefit from the long
> holiday weekends because they don't have to take as many days off from
> But why not share that benefit with the SSB fans?
> 73, Dick WC1M
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