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Re: Topband: DX Window No Long Relevant

To: "John Crovelli" <>, <>
Subject: Re: Topband: DX Window No Long Relevant
From: "Hardy Landskov" <>
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2011 07:45:28 -0700
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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" <>
To: <>
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.
> 73,
> John W2GD/P40W
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