[CQ-Contest] Frequency stealing

Scott Ellington sdelling at facstaff.wisc.edu
Thu Mar 2 10:01:07 EST 2000

Fred Laun K3ZO wrote:

> I believe I am capable of determining for myself whether a particular
> frequency was obviously in use or not.  If notwithstanding the above
> someone says "QRL" and then demonstrates that he was indeed using the
> frequency (as defined above) by completing a QSO or otherwise demonstrating
> obvious prior use of the frequency, I will move without further ado.

This, I believe, is the crucial issue.  Clearly Fred does not deliberately
fire up his CQ on top of a QRP station with an active run going.  Doesn't seem
to hurt his scores much.


Scott  K9MA

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>From K2KW" <K2KW at prodigy.net  Fri Mar  3 04:33:11 2000
From: K2KW" <K2KW at prodigy.net (K2KW)
Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2000 20:33:11 -0800
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Visalia Contest Dinner

The Northern California Contest Club is pleased to announce:

****2nd Annual International DX Convention Contest Dinner****

The dinner will take place on Friday, April 14, 2000 at 8:00 p.m.
(cash bar opens at 7:00 p.m.)

Located in the Laurel and Birch rooms at the Holiday Inn Visalia, 9000 West
Airport Drive, Visalia, CA

Menu: Prime Rib of Beef -- $28.50 /or/ Chicken Princess -- $23

Meals include salad, entree, potato, vegetable, bread, tea/coffee, dessert
and all taxes and gratuity.  Chicken Princess is a grilled chicken breast
topped with asparagus, shrimp, and a cream-wine sauce.  Cash bar will remain
open during dinner.

Seating is random and not reserved. Tables are set in rounds of 10.

You can only order tickets by calling, faxing, e-mailing or snail-mailing
Champion Radio Products:

Telephone: (888) 833-3104
Fax: (530) 758-9062
E-mail: dinner at kkn.net
Mail: Champion Radio Products, P.O. Box 2034, El Macero, CA 95618

Payment methods: Visa & Mastercard (only), checks, money order, or cash -
sorry, no CODs. If paying by Visa/Mastercard, please supply: card number,
expiration date, and name as it appears on credit card. Deadline for ticket
orders is Friday, April 7, 2000.  Tickets are not being sold at the door.

Tickets: Tickets will be held at the door for pickup beginning at 6pm, April
14 (or see K2KW in the halls).  If you prefer, tickets will be mailed to you
ONLY if you supply Champion Radio with a SASE by March 31.

There will be a short program on contesting, guest speaker, and door prizes.

Many contesters from around the world have already made their reservations.
You don't want to miss this opportunity to meet and hang out with close to
200 top contesters and DXers!

73, Kenny K2KW & Steve, K6AW

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