[CQ-Contest] 75M and the DX Window
k5zd at charter.net
Sun Feb 5 23:51:42 EST 2006
This is too bad, because back when the JA's could only transmit below 3600
(or so), it was the norm for the USA to CQ high in the band listening down.
Ever since they got the Window, that all went away and I never understood
why. They work split on 40, why not 75/80?!
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Steve London
> Sent: Monday, February 06, 2006 1:07 AM
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> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 75M and the DX Window
> > The DX WIndow is where QSOs CAN take place. It is not the
> only place.
> > I've worked a lot of DX stations while transmitting on 3805
> or 3825,
> > with the DX station transmitting on 3645 or 3625. The operation
> > technique is commonly known as "split", and renders issue
> > moot. This is also the norm on 40 meters.
> I envy the way the east coast crowd can CQ above 3800, and
> get EU to call below 3750. It doesn't work that way for us
> out west, trying to run JA. The JA/USA windows are 3750-3753
> and 3792-3803. That lets you squeeze in maybe five loud
> W6's/W7's. You can try CQing until you're blue in the face
> above 3803, listening down, and you won't get a single JA to answer.
> Steve, N2IC/5
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