If it had not been for the window I could not have worked what I have on
160. I would say it had gotten me at least a dozen new ones. One year I
remember giving ON4UN Zone 3 in the window.
I wish you could walk in my shoes once and do a 160 contest from out here.
It might enlighten you.
73 Hardy N7RT
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Crovelli" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 8:19 AM
Subject: Topband: DX Window No Long Relevant
> As a courtesy, last weekend our Multi operation, as a courtesy, refrained
> from calling CQ in what some still consider the DX Window (1830 - 1835).
> BUT lets be realistic here, this is 2011, not 1961. Split operation, a
> necessary operating technique of the W1BB era is no longer necessary.
> Frequency allocations between ITU regions and individual countries have
> become more aligned. All world class radios have narrow filtering
> capability, etc. fully capable of handling the worst pileups.
> The need for a "window" has diminished to the point it has become
> irrelevant in today's world.
> Only the ARRL seems to hold onto the notion of a DX window in their 160
> contest rules, but they are well known for there slowness to react to
> current world realities.
> So.... I vote we assume THE 160M DX WINDOW is DEAD and move on to topics
> which might have significantly more value to the masses.
> John W2GD/P40W
> UR RST IS ... ... ..9 QSB QSB - hw? BK
UR RST IS ... ... ..9 QSB QSB - hw? BK