[CQ-Contest] DX peditions and contests

James Cain jamesdavidcain at gmail.com
Mon Feb 16 08:54:51 EST 2009

Maybe during the 48 hours of the ARRL DX Contest, CW, the Desecheo K5D operators will limit themselves to the non-contest bands ... i.e., 30, 17, and 12 meters. And to phone operating. That would be nice. 

A small price for Big Gun contesters to pay for missing one contest multiplier. 

DXCC TotHR 1994, Retired

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

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