[CQ-Contest] 160 Window

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Tue Dec 6 10:17:40 EST 2005

I believe the rule is a suggestion.  This is a "gentlemen's" agreement.
Under non contest weekends there is no reason to be in the window as there
is plenty of spectrum still available.

For a few days a year I think the Dxers can deal with not having a dx window
on 80 or 160.

I was one that was maliciously jammed by that AD5 in Mississippi on 80m
during the SS.  The DX window protectors are worse than the Net who think
they own particular frequencies.

Mike W0MU

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Lee Hiers
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 9:55 PM
To: cQ-Contest
Subject: [CQ-Contest] 160 Window

On 12/5/05, Bill Coleman <aa4lr at arrl.net> wrote:

> For the purposes of the ARRL 160m contest, the window is
> 1830-1835 kHz. See Rule 6.1: "6.1. The segment 1.830 to
> 1.835 should be used for intercontinental QSOs only." 
> The couple of times I tuned past this segment, I heard no US stations 
> calling CQ.

But that doesn't mean they can't.  Per 6.1 Bill quoted above, it would seem
to be OK for a US station to CQ in the "window"...the violators would be the
US stations that answer those CQs.  

Lee Hiers, AA4GA
"Have Dobro Will Travel"

Lee Hiers, AA4GA
Cornelia, Georgia

"Have Dobro Will Travel"

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