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

LY8O ly8o at ot.lt
Tue Jul 28 06:29:02 PDT 2009

Very disappointing. Looks like there is a try to eliminate eastern stations during the end of dx opening to US and will give an advantage to western Europe. Very often I am working over 7030 to be heard in NA or SA because (as I wrote) western stations already have big advantage to those directions due to geographical location to compare with eastern Europe. An there is some number of non Extra class US calls in the log more less in every bigger contest I am on the air. 
On the other hand perhaps this is because of IARU R1 recommendations to use 7000 - 7025 as contest preferred. So the question is why those limitations was accepted in R1 and what we will do in R1 during big WW contests?

73, Remi LY8O

K5ZD wrote:

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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