[CQ-Contest] RTTY Contest and CW Sprint

Tyler Stewart k3mm at verizon.net
Sun Feb 11 18:12:06 EST 2007

Yes, as one of those dastardly RTTY contesters, we have no choice.  More
importantly, the DX we are trying to work has a lot less choice.  For
instance JA's are supposed to stay between 7025 and 7030, while most of the
rest of them have to be below 7050 or 7040.

I say, go steal some bandwidth from the Phoney guys!  I wish we could!


-----Original Message-----
From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Bob Schreibmaier
Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2007 3:02 PM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: [CQ-Contest] RTTY Contest and CW Sprint

 >Wonderful... another RTTY contest is trashing 40 meters on the CW 
 >Sprint weekend.  Haven't we been thru this before ? Hey Tree why not 
 >move the CW sprint to the 1st weekend in Feb ??? The sponsors of all 
 >these RTTY contests sure aren't going  to move their dates...
 >Jeff  KU8E
 >P.S.  Please no flames from you RTTY contesters I don't like RTTY as 
 >much as you probably don't like CW.

I love CW.  It's pretty much the only mode I operate.

RTTY is entitled to be there, just as much as CW is.

Oh yes, 7040 is the international RTTY calling frequency.
You would expect there to be a lot of RTTY there.

If sharing the band with RTTY operators was such a
huge problem, then why didn't you just move above 7125,
where the RTTY operators can't go?


| Bob Schreibmaier K3PH | E-mail: k3ph at ptd.net |
| Kresgeville, PA 18333 | http://www.dxis.org  |

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