[CQ-Contest] 80 Meter Split Freq?

Barry w2up at mindspring.com
Sun Oct 30 08:59:37 EST 2005

My 80m antenna is cut for 3800.  Veer too far away from the "DX 
window"and the SWR goes up and the directivity suffers.  Also, how 
many Generals have the antennas, desire, and/or savvy to work DX 
split on 75m?  If they did, they would have upgraded.  After all, 
they don't even need to know CW to upgrade :.)

One thing I noticed is lots of EUs down around 3700 weren't even 
working split, so no NAs were being worked by them.
Barry W2UP

On 30 Oct 2005 N5IET Bob wrote:

> Is there a reason (rule, broadcast stations, ect) why more
> stations outside of North America don't run SSB split in a
> contest listening above 3850.00 "General Portion" of the
> 80 Meter Band? 
> Seems there is a whole lot more General licensees than
> Extra or Advanced. One would think the number of contacts
> and the rates would go up if they did.
>  73 fer nw,
> Bob N5IET
> 10X# 37210, FP#-1141, SMIRK#-5177
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Barry Kutner, W2UP              Internet: w2up at mindspring.com
Newtown, PA                     Frankford Radio Club

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