[CQ-Contest] Band Plan

Al Crespo f5vhj at qsl.net
Fri Mar 7 19:52:12 EST 2003

The so called "band plan of no SSB below 7040 KHz"  has nothing about CW
above 7040. Why do people need to operate CW above 7040 KHz in CQWW CW?
Duh, because there  are  no clear frequencies. Why do people transmit
SSB below 7040 KHz? Same reason.
How many SSB contests a year create problems on 40 meters?  ARRL phone,
CQWPX, CQWW is about it. Three weekends  a year, twice in March, once in
October. This is a problem ?
Sometimes the solution of  wall to wall SSB stations from 7040 to 7100
is not to add another element to the 40 meter beam or another KW to the
amplifier, but merely to find a clear frequency.

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