Interesting viewpoint! I try to make a couple Q's every year in the RSGB
160M test. Generally in the last hour or so I can hear several of the UK
participants but unless they have a good receive antenna they cannot hear
me. I have actually been surprised that I get unsolicited paper QSL card
confirmations for every QSO I've made in RSGB 160M, in fact bureau cards
from the RSGB are so rare that I'm kinda scratching my head why most of
them are for 160M!
On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 9:33 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> wrote:
> This is not a "Worldwide" contest.
> If it were a worldwide contest, there would be a winner on every continent.
> The contest period would have to be 24 hours, if the playing field is to
> be level.
> I have been back-and-forth with RSGB over "Rest of World" meaning EI.
> I have to drive 4 hours to do my contesting, then 4 hours back.
> I have (arbitrarily) decided that the driving time must be less than the
> contest time.
> Russia has so many great ops, they won't even notice that I am not there.
> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: Tim Shoppa <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: topBand List <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: Topband: RUSSIAN 160 METER CONTEST
> Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:43:58 -0500
> Number of hours seems analogous to e.g. RSGB 160M test. Which runs from
> 2100Z to 0100Z, despite being much further west than Russia.
> Tim N3QE
> On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 10:10 AM, Milt -- N5IA <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Vlad,
> > Although it is difficult to work Russian stations (UA0 excepted) from my
> > location in southwest USA, I find it very strange that the hours of the
> > contest operation do NOT include any night time hours at my location.
> > The sun sets at 0010 UTC at my location this time of the year.
> > Consequently there is absolutely no opportunity to effectively
> > in this 'WORLDWIDE' CONTEST.
> > My question is; If this is a contest inviting worldwide participation,
> > why is there not at the minimum a full 24 hours of competition period?
> > 73 de Milt, N5IA -- Also operator of N7GP
> > ==============================================================
> > -----Original Message----- From: R7LV
> > Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2014 2:23 AM
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: Topband: RUSSIAN 160 METER CONTEST
> > Dear friends,
> > RUSSIAN 160 METER CONTEST will be held from 20.00 to 24.00 UTC, on the
> > 19th December 2014.
> > The Rules of the Contest are at http://www.radio.ru/cq/
> > contest/rule-results/index2012.shtml
> > Current Rules were approximated with RDXC Rules, and any RDXC software
> > be used in this contest.
> > In previous years, various ideas were discussed, both negative and
> > positive, but finally
> > positive ideas predominated, - even from those who are against Rules
> > changes.
> > Operators from almost 50 Russian oblasts participated in the last
> > Please note: THERE IS NO 10-minutes rule for club stations.
> > Welcome to participate in RUSSIAN 160 METER CONTEST !
> > 73!
> > --
> > Ð¡ ÑƒÐ²Ð°Ð¶ÐµÐ½Ð¸ÐµÐ¼,
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