[CQ-Contest] Dx peditions and contests

Kerr, Prof. K.M. k.kerr at abdn.ac.uk
Mon Feb 16 07:02:30 EST 2009

To be fair to K5D, my impression was that, this weekend, they did a lot less 40m CW than they might otherwise have done. I presumed this was a recognition by them of the potential problem you describe.

Keith GM4YXI

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From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Henk Remijn PA5KT
Sent: 16 February 2009 07:57
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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Dx peditions and contests

This weekend I listened a while to the EU mess around K5D.
Specially on 40m there was a lot of confusion because K5D listened down on CW, resulting in a lot of frustations to innocent PACC participants who got a large pileup landing on them.

Still remember last years operation of VP6DX which made the small SSB part of 160 useless during the cq160.

I really hope K5D will stay away from cw during the ARRL DX coming weekend, having a large split frequency operation will cause a lot of troubles during a major contest like the arrl dx. It will also make large portions of the band unusable, which is a problem on 160 and 40.

Henk PA5KT

Henk Remijn PA5KT
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