[CQ-Contest] DX peditions and contests

Ron Notarius W3WN wn3vaw at verizon.net
Mon Feb 16 17:42:52 EST 2009

Well, you do realize of course, it won't take many contest QSO's for the K5D
team to "win" their DXCC entity.

-----Original Message-----
From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com]On Behalf Of James Cain
Sent: Monday, February 16, 2009 8:55 AM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: [CQ-Contest] DX peditions and contests

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

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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