[CQ-Contest] ARRL DX Rules US/VE

Patrick Barkey pmbarkey at comcast.net
Mon Apr 4 19:17:21 EDT 2005

My attitude towards the ability of VE to run outside
the US phone band in the ARRL SSB is the same as 
my attitude about every aspect of contesting that appears 
to give an advantage to somebody else.
Namely, it will make it that much sweeter when you
beat them.
I've never complained about the fact that W1 can CQ
into Europe for hours before the band opens here.
What's the point?  Just look for a way to overcome it,
however you can.  It's not always possible, obviously,
for many parts of the country.
So you'll forgive me if I don't get very excited about a
W1 complaining about an unfair advantage.  I would say
"put it on the list" of inequities in contesting, and go
build some antennas and try to overcome it.
  - Pat
    #3 US/VE ARRL SSB 2004 SOAB HP
    (beat by two VE's!!)

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