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

Pete Smith n4zr at contesting.com
Fri Mar 7 21:19:38 EST 2003

At 12:37 AM 3/8/03 +0100, Ragnar Otterstad wrote:

>During the CW contests the SSB guys should be understanding and during the SSB
>contests the CW guys should do the same.  Since we are gentlemen we should be
>able to flex a little during contests for the beneifit of our
>fellow contesters.
>We expect non-contesters to flex for us on the weekends.
>Bill K4XS
>With respect, I think that is too much to ask for. Many people have only
>weekends available for ham radio.  We as contesters have to be more
>considerate and not let our egos get the better of us.
>Confrontation is not a good idea. IMHO

But with rare exceptions (IARU, for example), our contests are single mode 
or single band, and none use the WARC bands -- surely there is lots of 
contest-free spectrum on almost every weekend.

73, Pete N4ZR
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