[CQ-Contest] How to Handle 40M during CQWW?

Bill Coleman AA4LR aa4lr at radio.org
Wed Oct 27 10:55:26 EDT 1999

On 10/27/99 8:05, S Cooper at coopersg at odl.co.uk wrote:

>Someone wrote...
>In Region 2 and 3, 40m goes from 7.0 to 7.3 MHz. In Region 1 however, 40m
>is 7.0 to 7.1 MHz. In a CW contest, you'll see all 40m activity in the
>first 100 kHz, with most of it at the bottom of the band. On SSB, just
>about all the Region 2 and 3 stations will run down to the low end of the
>band, because that's where all the Region 1 folks are. The problem is, if
>you happen to be a Region 2 station in the US, you CAN NOT operate SSB
>from 7.0 to 7.1 MHz. So, you have to call on a frequency above 7.15 and
>listen below 7.1 MHz. It is called split.

I wrote that.

>So... a plea!
>Please avoid working European stations who transmit above 7.1MHz (and
>3.8MHz). I find it soul destroying when I am shouting my guts out split and
>some mid-European gets a point 'cos he breaks the rules and works out of his
>band. And no one can do anything about it!

This cuts both ways! 

I find it FAR FAR more likely that a US station will be frustrated by the 
Region 1 QSO party taking place on 40m SSB simplex than the other way 

After all, in CQWW, US stations can't work US stations for points. Just 
about every other country in Region 2 permits SSB operation down below 
7.1 MHz. So, these guys will be working Region 1 simplex. It's only the 
US that gets left out.

So, you guys in Region 1 -- PLEASE listen UP from 7.15 to 7.3 MHz. Thank 

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr at radio.org
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