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Re: [CQ-Contest] band plan and DX window and ...oh just forgetabout it

To: kr2q@optonline.net
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] band plan and DX window and ...oh just forgetabout it
From: Bill Coleman <aa4lr@arrl.net>
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2006 10:44:43 -0500
List-post: <mailto:cq-contest@contesting.com>
On Nov 20, 2006, at 10:44 PM, kr2q@optonline.net wrote:
> 1.  I too overheard some horrible stuff on 75.  [...]

See below.

> So...are you telling me that CW contesters should stay away from  
> the RTTY and QRP calling
> frequencies during a contest?

Mercifully, when Regions 1 and 3 move to a 200 kHz allocation for 40m  
in 2009, hopefully the RTTY DX frequency will move up higher in the  
band (like about 7080 kHz).

In the meantime, it is probably prudent for QRP ops to move lower or  
higher in the band during RTTY contests, and for RTTY ops to avoid  
transmitting directly on 7040 (because of the many rock-bound QRP CW  
guys there).

> 3.  Hopefully, most of this particular discussion will be moot soon  
> (Dec 15?) with the new
> phone allocations on 80/75.

I find it very curious that the ARRL left the 3790-3800 kHz DX  
"window" in place in the bandplan. Considering that Advanced class  
licensees have 100 kHz in common with Regions 1 and 3, and Extra  
class licensees have 200 kHz in common with Regions 1 and 3, that we  
need this 10 kHz "window" at all.

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr@arrl.net
Quote: "Not within a thousand years will man ever fly!"
             -- Wilbur Wright, 1901

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