[CQ-Contest] re: 10 Meter Contest Rule Violations

Hans - K0HB k0hb at arrl.org
Thu Dec 16 15:30:03 EST 1999

Peter Stafford wrote:

> But the rules state that "the frequencies from 28.3 to 28.35 Mhz are
> designated as a non-contest window".  To me that says you can't answer
> anyone there either!
> Pete, C6A/K2PS


You're right of course, but the jail-house lawyers have taken the
second sentence of that rule ("Stations may not call CQ contest 
in this window.") to mean that "non-contest" just means you can't 
call 'CQ Contest', but it's OK to answer somebody who does!  Rather
than tighten the rule, the contest desk has caved in and agreed
that "contacts there are OK as long as you don't inhale.... er, I 
mean as long as you don't call CQ Contest."

73, Hans, K0HB

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