The dx window is very important also here in the midwest. It is a place for dx
to go without being CQ'ed off the frequency. I do not work US stations in the
window, and hope that the gentlemans agreement to not CQ there will be revived
and then replaced by contest rules.
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2011 07:45:28 -0700
> Subject: Re: Topband: DX Window No Long Relevant
> 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" <email@example.com>
> To: <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.
> > 73,
> > John W2GD/P40W
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