[CQ-Contest] WAEDC CW: only for Extra class USA

Randy Thompson K5ZD k5zd at charter.net
Tue Jul 28 03:56:45 PDT 2009

This is disappointing.  Even from W1, sometimes the only frequency I can
find to work Eu is between 7025 and 7035.

Randy, K5ZD 

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Henk 
> Remijn PA5KT
> Sent: Monday, July 27, 2009 10:09 PM
> To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] WAEDC CW: only for Extra class USA
> DARC has adapted the new IARU R1 bandplan in the rules of the 
> WAEDC contest which will be in the 2nd weekend of August.
> On 40m, one of the major dx bands during this part of the 
> solar cycle, it is not allowed anymore to make qso's above 
> 7025. The new IARU R1 bandplan defines 7000-7025 as contest 
> preferred.The IARU R1 encourages member societies to put this 
> in the rules of their contests.
> Result is that only USA Extra class licensees can work on 
> 40m. Not really a way to encourage the non-Extra class to 
> take part in this contest of which goals it is to work as 
> many dx stations as possible.
> 73 Henk PA5KT
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> Henk Remijn PA5KT
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