[CQ-Contest] Why 160m in SS?

Zack Widup w9sz at prairienet.org
Wed Dec 21 01:00:52 EST 2005

On Tue, 20 Dec 2005, Ed K1EP wrote:

> At 12/20/2005 09:05 AM, Doug Smith W9WI wrote:
> >> At 12/19/2005 07:47 PM, Dale Martin wrote:
> >> 
> >> >Why is there a 160m band category (?) in SS CW/SSB? 
> >
> >To go in the other direction...  what about VHF?  
> >
> >I'm probably missing something, but I don't see anything in the SS rules
> >that prevents the use of amateur frequencies above 30MHz.  I definitely
> >recall seeing in an old SS writeup (admittedly from the 1950s!) where
> >someone took advantage of an Es opening to work a number of QSOs on 6
> >meters...
> . Object: For stations in the United States and Canada (including territories and possessions) to exchange QSO information with as many other US and Canadian stations as possible on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meter bands. 

Exactly so!  We don't want SS to turn into a VHF contest.

BTW the VHF SS is only a month away.  I hope to drag all my bands to a 
hilltop again.  I'll probably freeze my tuchis but it will be fun. :)

73, Zack W9SZ

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