[CQ-Contest] WARC band contest

Richard DiDonna NN3W nn3w at cox.net
Fri Feb 6 14:39:47 EST 2009

I fully agree with Tree.  The WARC band issue is a third rail and we are well advised to leave it as is...

73 Rich NN3W

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tree" <tree at kkn.net>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Friday, February 06, 2009 12:07 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] WARC band contest

> Tack writes:
>> Does anyone know the exact reason why WARC band contest have been  
>> prohibited or not planned.
> I think that there are a couple of reasons why there hasn't been a push for 
> including the WARC bands in contests.  
> Most station owners who have invested lots of $$$ aren't intereted in 
> having to add three more bands to their antenna arsenal.  
> Also - I think many of us like having the WARC bands contest free so that 
> we have a good answer the question: "when the band gets taken over by 
> contests, where can I go to avoid the contest?".  
> Contesting is something that many hams find annoying.  I think it is a 
> good PR move for contesting to leave some places untouched.  
> 73 Tree
> PS: The CW Sprint is TOMORROW!!  Are you ready?
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