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[CQ-Contest] TQP vs CQ RTTY - BLUNT

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Subject: [CQ-Contest] TQP vs CQ RTTY - BLUNT
From: Dennis OConnor <ad4hk2004@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 06:28:27 -0700 (PDT)
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Riley Hollingsworth was blunt during his recent lecture... It boiled down to: 
  'Turn on your radio. If you don't like what you hear change frequency or 
change bands.  Still don't like what you hear? Turn the radio off and do 
something else.'
  This is as clear a set of marching orders as you can get - and directly from 
the attorney who represents the FCC in enforcing regulations in the amateur 
  Now, it is fine for us on this forum to discuss the issues of contests in 
different modes being on at the same time... And maybe even, the sponsors of 
one or more contests will change the times, or the suggested frequencies for 
THEIR contest because of these discussions - or maybe not...  
  But it doesn't matter because unintentional interference HAS to be tolerated 
in the amateur bands - else your only option is to turn your radio off...
  Whining about this or that contest has always been there, or conversely, 
whining that this or that contest is brand new, is a waste of breath...  Riley 
was clear that it is first come first served on any band or frequency, and  
'that contest has been on that weekend since 1912' is meaningless...  So, those 
who stand and whine, 'but we have always been on that weekend' or  'we always 
use that frequency' are  <bluntly> idiots and incapable of understanding what 
the FCC is clearly saying...
  denny / k8do

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