James Neiger n6tj at sbcglobal.net
Sat Apr 3 10:45:52 EST 2004

While we are focused on packet mis-use and all that blather, should we also
be interested or concerned about another smelly subject that is probably
even more rampant?  What is that, you ask?

The blatant and illegal use of super high power in contests.

Is it happening? You bet it is. Some who do are even seemingly very proud of
the fact (when I was in Slovenia for WRTC2000, one very well known European
operator came up to me and bragged that most everyone who is competitive in
his area were running Henry 8K's).

And I've personally seen tubes in amplifiers, actually multiple of such
tubes, capable of running 10 KW, and up.  In very well known, world
competitive stations.

Does anyone care?  Or do we just kind of wink, grin, approvingly shake our
heads in awe, and go have another brewskie in the 7th floor Dayton suite?

Vy 73

Jim Neiger  N6TJ

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