[CQ-Contest] CW WW RTTY Complaint (40M bandplan conflicts)

Bill Fisher - W4AN w4an at contesting.com
Thu Oct 2 14:42:31 EDT 1997

> I realize that 40 meters is an especially gnarly issue being such a
> small band and all, and I really like 40 CW, but I don't mind giving
> way one weekend per year to RTTY enthusiasts.  Is a new set of rules
> and regulations (aka a new band plan) really going to help?  I figure
> I can always take refuge from the diddle-diddle by QSYing to 80 or 30
> meters.
> Personally, I'm much more concerned about encroachment of the amateur
> spectrum by non-amateur operations than I am about legislating
> subbands for various types of modulation by ham stations with the ham
> bands.  What can we do about all these SSB guys down at the bottom of
> 80 meters?

Ya... What he said!

We want to tell the rag chewer and net types to go blow when we come on 
the bands for a few weekends a year.  I dont see why we can't go blow for 
a weekend of RTTY activity.  


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