[CQ-Contest] A proposal

Bill Coleman 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  
> disadvantage

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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