[CQ-Contest] Re: 40m QRM
beaton at wintermute.co.uk
Fri Oct 31 12:45:18 EST 1997
Boys, things are bad. You haven't heard QRM unless you've listened to
Forty in Europe during CQWW. The 60kHz Region 1 'recommendation' is
hopeless - 1,000 stations trying to squeeze into a space comfortable
only for 40. Never mind quarts into pint pots, this is squeezing a double
jeroboam into an egg cup.
I heard people working on 7.009MHz - maybe next year some will be on
6.8MHz! As for 'deaf' big guns, the QRM is so bad I suspect many were
running second TX antennas fixed on Europe just to keep their
frequency clear. We (GM7V) didn't do this, but there were times I
wish we had.
The only way things will get better is when we ALL have the full
300kHz (well, 260 + 40kHz CW - no flames) to play in. So please,
write to your national society, your MP, your congressman, the Pope,
or Rikki Lake, and let's see if we can't get a world-wide secondary
allocation above 7.1MHz.
I will miss working splits...
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