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Re: Topband: ARRL 160m contest and DX Window?

To: "Mike Waters" <>, "topband" <>
Subject: Re: Topband: ARRL 160m contest and DX Window?
From: "Tom W8JI" <>
Reply-to: Tom W8JI <>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 11:24:05 -0500
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The ARRL 160 meter contest is this weekend. I know there has been a lot of
controversy in the past about the 1830 to 1835 segment (the so-called "DX

I understand that if I am in the USA, the right thing to do is to NOT park
in that window and call CQ (but I can answer a CQ from a DX station on
another continent or island). The rule at
simply states "*6.1. *The segment 1.830 to 1.835 should be used for
intercontinental QSOs only."

The rules are vague, but common sense and good manners seem to dictate not parking in the window and calling CQ or running contacts. This way other stations in poorer locations or with smaller stations could have more fun, and more DX might show up.

Usually well equipped or located stations have no problem running DX out of that area, so I assume most who park there are little pistols who only hurt other fellow little pistols.

(This contest already discourages DX, and is more like a USA based thing like sweepstakes, so the more we encourage DX operation by making more states or sections available for the DX to work the better for everyone.)

73 Tom
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