Contest Free Zones

K7LXC at K7LXC at
Thu Dec 5 12:18:39 EST 1996

In a message dated 96-12-05 11:31:36 EST, you write:

>First of all I am dead against CFZs. First they cannot be enforced. It 
>would come down to the word of one against another which would just brew a
>lot of problems. Second it is not fair to tell me I cannot operate where
>my license authorizes me to. Third if we are not going to have contest 
>only zones then it is totally unfair.
Hi, Jimmy --

    I agree.  In addition, anyone could go around all weekend and call CQ
Contest in the CFZ with callsigns of stations that they wanted to to DQ or at
least harass.  Any "policing" of the CFZ rule under those circumstances would
provoke an outburst of accusations and recriminations a magnitude of which
hasn't been seen yet on this reflector.  

     "It wasn't me!"

     "Was too.  I've got you on tape."

     "But it wasn't me."

     Ad nauseum.

Keep it simple, including the rules.  

73,  Steve  K7LXC

>From n0ss at (Tom Hammond)  Thu Dec  5 17:38:48 1996
From: n0ss at (Tom Hammond) (Tom Hammond)
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 1996 11:38:48 -0600
Subject: No CW????
Message-ID: <199612051738.LAA20888 at>

At 09:20 AM 12/5/96 -0600, an unnamed person(!) wrote:

>> Instead of bashing them, why don't you try
>>"adopting" a few, and elmering them to bigger and better things? I always
>>thought that was the tradition of amateur radio?

And I agree, but...


If you want to discuss CODE vs NO-CODE (for ANY reason),
please condiser taking it to,
I think that's where the most virulent discussion is
presently being carried on.

Let's get back to contesting... and other bitching.

73 - Tom Hammond   N0SS

>From knupke at (KR4YL)  Thu Dec  5 17:57:31 1996
From: knupke at (KR4YL) (KR4YL)
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 1996 12:57:31 -0500 (EST)
Subject: No CW????????
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95.961205125033.23472C-100000 at babbage>

On Thu, 5 Dec 1996, Big Don wrote:

> Giving Novices 10 Meter fone priveleges is what emptied the 40 Meter
> novice band, not no-code licenses.  Then the ARRL wonders "Gee how come
> there's no activity anymore in the Novice Roundup (when ten is dead),
> guess this contest has outlived its usefulness..."

Your probably right but it was the fact as a tech-plus that I could
operate the 10 meter contest in 1993 and make 800+ contacts that made me
think that this contesting stuff is really neat and I better upgrade
because there are lots of other contests that I can't do squat on as a
tech-plus.   At this time my CW wasn't too great, and I was no match for
the speed-demons ... I could copy 5-10 wpm then fine but there isn't much
slow cw contesting so I did 98% of the contest on phone because finding
anyone between 28.100 and 28.200 was hard.

I was a general in a few weeks and soon advanced.  

That contest also hooked a few others who were techs or tech pluses on
contesting.  Some have upgraded, some haven't.

I only detest those who complain they can't use HF but won't go through
with what the rest of us did.  If someone is happy where they are fine
with me.  I wasn't happy as a 

I really miss the decent propagation -- I found some great CW contacts in
teh 15 meter novice band a few years ago before I upgraded.  Now most of
my CW is in the general portion of 40 meters ragchewing here and there.

73 Paul

 Paul Knupke, Jr.	           /  Pinellas County ARES Asst. EC
 knupke at      /         Pinellas County Skywarn
 Largo, FL USA                   /               Fidonet 1:3603/570
 Amateur Radio Callsign: KR4YL  /      Florida Contest Group Member

>From k3knh at (Irwin Miller)  Thu Dec  5 18:43:09 1996
From: k3knh at (Irwin Miller) (Irwin Miller)
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 1996 13:43:09 -0500
Subject: Henry 3k Ultra
Message-ID: < at>

Anybody have any experience or knowledge about the 99 preset option. They
put me on a 3 month hold abt 5 months ago. I wonder what the problem is.
			K3KNH Irv

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