[CQ-Contest] 40 Meter Band Plans

jay jay at ieway.com
Fri Feb 25 16:00:13 EST 2000

At 02:42 PM 2/25/00 -0500, 
>With CW above 7040 (usually up to 7060 most nights) and digital all over the
>band from 7035 to 7100 where does SSB operate with
>strong inaction to the other modes.   

>If CW stayed 7040 and below and
>Digital 7080 and above that would give 7041 to 7079 for SSB.
>As an avid 40 meter SSB Dxer its difficult to work DX (even with strong
>sigs) if CW or digital unloads on the freq. 

As a avid 40 meter RTTY Dxer that wouldn't work since RTTY DX is down from
7.025 to 7.045.

>We need a plan before the WARC conference on 40 as that still might be

Better hope the band gets a lot larger. The problem is that there are a lot
of things happening in a tight space. During contests you operate where you
need to and DXing is the same. As SSB is the widest use of the frequency is
just has to suffer a bit as do the other modes.

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