[CQ-Contest] A proposal
aa4lr at arrl.net
Fri Sep 1 23:53:52 EDT 2006
On Jul 31, 2006, at 2:13 PM, Ron Notarius W3WN wrote:
> Why? A number of reasons:
> -- The bands themselves are so narrow as to effectively prevent a
> contest situation from taking over the entire band.
How are 17 and 12m any narrower than the 40m band in Region 2?
> -- In the beginning of each WARC band, not all governments
> permitted their amateurs to operate on the bands, or imposed power
> or other restrictions. This was neccesary as the former services
> using the bands moved out. So until relatively recently, not
> everyone had access to the bands, putting some theoretically at a
Actually, there are still some parts of 30m that are shared with the
Fixed service. 17 and 12m are exclusive amateur world-wide.
> -- And probably most importantly, by designating the WARC bands as
> "contest free," those who do not wish to participate in a given
> contest (especially one of the majors) have an alternative band to
> go to.
And yet, they don't go, and they complain.....
Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL Mail: aa4lr at arrl.net
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