[CQ-Contest] Re: [RTTY] CW/RTTY QRM Saturday evening
n6de at inreach.com
Thu Jan 6 11:54:12 EST 2005
This is a good topic. Thanks to Dave for driving it.
To be more specific to the NAQP CW participant:
-On 10m-80m, you can expect to hear a lot of RTTY stations between .080
and .100. Realistically, on 20m, activity will spread down to .070. On
several bands, you'll hear activity higher than .100. Be sure to keep
all this in mind when you are thinking about potential move-frequencies
to QSY a mult to other bands.
-As Dave mentioned, be aware that you are likely going to hear RTTY
stations on 40m as low as 7.040 (and potentially lower, though I
certainly hope not). This is due to the narrow overall 40m band
allocation in most parts of the world. The reason you'll hear activity
that low during NAQP CW is due to U.S. stations (primarily east coast)
CQing to Europe, or Europeans CQing there, getting answers from USA
-Stations can run high power in the RTTY Roundup. The odds are slim of
a 100W NAQP station outlasting a high power RTTY station in a frequency
-The RTTY Roundup is only on 10m-80m, so 160m will be clear of RTTY
To the RTTY Roundup participant:
-I hope U.S. stations can refrain from CQing for long periods of time so
low in the 40m band. What this comes down to is if U.S. stations answer
U.S. stations at 7.040 or lower, then the U.S. station will have no
motivation to move because he will now have rate from the US and from
Europe. It is up the stateside RTTY participants to discourage hours of
CQing (from primarily eastern U.S. operators) at 7.040(and lower) by not
answering other stateside CQs there.
-Dean - N6DE
David Hachadorian wrote:
> The NAQP CW and the RTTY Roundup contests are both scheduled for this
> coming Saturday. With a lot of the RTTY activity occuring around 7040,
> and the NAQP suggested frequencies of around 7030, 40 meters has all the
> potential of becoming a total zoo.
> The only hope I can see is for cw guys to use the lower part of the
> band, down into the Extra Class portion, and for the RTTY guys to stay
> as high as possible, above 7080 for domestic QSO's, and above 7040 for DX.
> It's a shame that these two great contests got scheduled for the same
> weekend. I would have loved to enter both, but the January NAQP CW has
> got to be the "funnest" contest of the year, so that's where I'll be.
> Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
> Yuma, AZ
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