[CQ-Contest] RTTY WPX and NA Sprint CW this weekend

Bill Coleman aa4lr at arrl.net
Thu Feb 7 15:07:11 EST 2002

On 2/7/02 1:47 PM, Mike at W4EF at dellroy.com wrote:

>This is right in the middle of the "meat" where the bulk of
>CW sprint QSOs typically take place. I am not familiar with
>the RTTY bandplan. How come it is so low in the band. 

Easy. Region 1 (and much of Region 3) only has 7000-7100 kHz. SSB 
operations typically go down to 7040 kHz. Then RTTY, then CW.

You'll also note that the QRP CW calling frequency is 7040. 7040 is the 
RTTY DX calling frequency as well.

This problem could be solved if we had a world-wide allocation of 300 kHz 
for 40m.

>I thought RTTY was typically done from 7070 and up.

Not for DX.

> Is this
>to accomodate Europeans who have a phone band at the high
>end of the spectrum?


>Really sounds like we should switch the dates back so that
>the CW Sprint is always on the first weekend. Of course then
>we end up conflicting with the FOC contest :) Aarrrgh!

So many contests, so little time.

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr at arrl.net
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