[CQ-Contest] Re: Deliberate QRM - an observation from Svalbard

Jan Erik Holm sm2ekm at telia.com
Fri Mar 7 16:35:02 EST 2003

This has been talkt about of and on for the past 10
years or more.
What gives is:
1. The IARU band plan is only a recomendation.
2. What stipulates the mode one can use is the
    rules/regulations of ones license. Forexample
    in Sweden my license doesnt stipulate what mode
    I can use, it just stipulates what frequency I
    can use. In the case of 40 m I can use 7000 - 7100
    for transmit CW SSB FM AM RTTY or whatever.
3. As long as nothing is stipulated in the rules of the
    contest in question the individual have can either
    follow nr 1 or nr 2, if he´s in Sweden that is.

These are the facts, what I personaly think is a different
matter as I have stated many many times on this reflector
for the past 10 or 15 years.
Bottom line is, as long as the contest sponsor doesn´t care
to face the situation nothing will change.

73 Jim

Pete Smith wrote:
> At 09:20 AM 3/7/03 +0100, Ragnar Otterstad wrote:
>> What was very annoying, was the number of stations deliberately 
>> listening in
>> the CW band- one even as low as 7017 !  What a way to create negative 
>> feelings
>> towards the contest community  !
> This one unfortunately worked both ways -- a number of European contest 
> stations were CQing below 7030 all weekend.  If this is to be prevented, 
> I think it will probably take either a unified 40M allocation for all 
> three regions (heaven on earth, but how realistic?) or strong steps by 
> contest organizers to enforce regional band plans (do we want this?).
> 73, Pete N4ZR
> The World HF Contest Station Database was updated 23 Feb 03.
> Are you current? www.pvrc.org/wcsd/wcsdsearch.htm

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