[CQ-Contest] Feb 04 QST op-ed article
Joe Subich, K4IK
k4ik at subich.com
Sat Jan 17 11:48:58 EST 2004
> Why NOT limit contests on 20M to below 14.297?
Quite simply, there are plenty of "contest free zones."
They are the "WARC" bands and the "opposite" mode. Even
during CQWW Phone or ARRL DX Phone, 17 and 12 meters
are relatively lightly used. 17 is a good substitute
for 20 or 15 and 12 is certainly usable in lieu of 15
or 10 (although the contest activity rarely fills 10
or 15 completely).
Further, it is only two or perhaps three weekends a
year that this problem exists ... much less than the
24x7x365 than the "nets" (or automatic data systems)
monopolize large chunks of 20 with activities that are
more appropriate to common carrier services.
... Joe, K4IK
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