[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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