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Re: Topband: DX window

Subject: Re: Topband: DX window
From: Eddy Swynar <>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2012 11:54:03 -0500
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On 2012-12-06, at 10:37 AM, Gary Smith wrote:

> I stand by my suggestion and I don't see my suggestion as nonsense in 
> the least. Go here and read section 6.1
> - The ARRL who host this contest state 
> plainly that this segment should be used for intercontinental QSOs 
> only, ergo: the DX window. 
> Since US & VE are disregarding this directive and using it selfishly 
> to the detriment of the others in the contest who are playing by the 
> rules, I say the offending stations should be penalized for ignoring 
> the rules. What is nonsense about that?
> My point is the W/VE should not be within the DX window calling CQ in 
> the first place. I can't imagine anyone would be there calling CQ and 
> expect a constant pileup of DX to be calling them. What is more 
> likely is they may feel by being in that window they will be in a 
> perfect location to get the maximum DX multipliers and by holding 
> that bandwidth in that limited and specific segment, minimize the # 
> of multipliers others will be able to get.

Hi Gary,

I agree with your sentiments 101%, FWIW...

Alas & alack, nothing will ever come of it: our Ham "society" to-day seems to 
have embraced the domain of society at large, in that we'd rather go out of our 
way, rather than to "offend" the "offender". 

Is it in keeping with our seemingly universal mantra anymore of being 
politically correct...? Or have we collectively & suddenly become 
oh-so-very-kind to one another that the last thing we'd want to do is tell 
someone that maybe---just "maybe"!---their behaviour is not quite up to 

I don't know, it sure beats me: just as I am still gobsmacked by the "...shy & 
retiring" Topband person(s) who, a few years ago, would anonymously send 
transmissions"klix" right at the end of my transmissions, & who would besmirch 
my otherwise "good name" on various sites because my signal didn't quite 
measure-up to some ethereal golden "standard" in the eyes (and ears) of that 

Maybe that's the key...? The Kilocycle Kop(s) should dedicate time & energy to 
park in the DX window, & send "WINDOW HR" at the conclusion of each & every CQ 
by NA stations...?! (Where are those Kc Kops when you need one...?!)

~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
Topband reflector -

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