[CQ-Contest] Re: 40 meter operating practices

John Warren nt5c at easy.com
Mon Nov 3 18:34:24 EST 1997

AA4LR wrote:

 |Perhaps the solution is simply to permit US amateurs to operate SSB in
 |some portion of the 7.000-7.100 range. Seems like most all of our Region
 |2 brethren can, so why not?

Doug Smith W9WI/4 replied:

 |And write off CW contesting on 40!  Seriously, any part of this spectrum
 |we open to U.S. SSB will promptly become chock full of regular activity.
 |Activity that won't go away just because CW SS or CW WW are in progress.

Not a problem for CW if the Lower 48 had the same 'phone rights as KL7,
KP2/4 and KH6, i.e. 7075-7100. Even 25KHz would be better than zero! And
the VEs shouldn't complain if they still keep the U.S. out of most of
"their" sparsely populated band. (Or give the VEs exclusive use of
7150-7175 in return?)

The custom of operating split in ssb contests (which is fine with me) could
still continue, but ssb dx activity outside of contests would be greatly
increased if we had SOME overlap with the rest of the world.

John, NT5C.

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