[CQ-Contest] WAEDC CW: only for Extra class USA
Axel Schernikau, DL6KVA
Axel.Schernikau at siv.de
Tue Jul 28 14:24:27 PDT 2009
Hello Gilles and all,
Your's an easy point of view from over the ocean which isn't correct.
IARU R1 has also the permit to use CW from 7000 up to 7200 for CW (in
countries which have expanded 40m to 7200) here as well.
BUT the contest RULE says no CW-operation above 7030 (the preferred
change as per info from Joerg, DL8WPX) is allowed in WAE operation.
So we have 3 things to keep in mind:
1) licence regulations - even in DL CW is permitted 7000-7200 kc
2) IARU recommendations - no contesting above 7025
3) WAE contest RULES - CW only in 7000-7030 kc
Interestingly the recommendation may be well thought (as a
recomendation) by the IARU, but the decission to convert to a MUST RULE
in WAE is clearly a decission of the WAE (DARC) Contest committee (sorry
Joerg) not complying to the recommendation in my point of view.
So to keep it clear participants which like to work in the WAEDC and
send in there logs have to KEEP to the RULES of the contests AND to the
regulations of their licence.
I for myself don't think the RULE in WAEDC is appropriate as the IARU
rule is just a recommendation and not usefull for 40m. Interestingly the
band got wider (7000-7200) and CW operation gets shortend to 7000-7030
But I have to think if I'll take part in WAEDC as I planned in that case ...
73 & gl,
Axel Schernikau, DL6KVA
dl6kva at darc.de
> If I have well understood,
> There are no reasons for us in NA to have transmitting frequencies above
> 7025kHz forbitten.
> Then, this rule could be an advantage for us, if EU stations are not allowed
> to transmit above 7025kHz, we could work split transmitting above 7025 kHz
> and have a guaranted free sub-band for our weaker signals (the sub-band is
> guaranted free because of course, the IARU R1 recommandation goal is to
> ''protect'' from hundreds of contesters a sub-band that is only used by 2 or
> 3 European Sunday operators).
> Gilles, VE2TZT
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>> “According to IARU Region I regulations, operation is not allowed in the
>> following contest-free windows”
>> I assume this means DARC is prepared to disqualify anyone logging WAE QSO’s
>> in these zones? It’s an incredible waste of valuable spectrum. Any one
>> of us could tune above 7025 kHz and find numerous open slots that will go
>> unoccupied (i.e. wasted) because of the notion of contest free zones. Can
>> you imagine trying to contain 40 meter QSO's with region 1 during a big
>> contest like CQWW CW in just 25 kHz? "we as contest sponsor are more or
>> less bound to these recommendations." Thankfully the ARRL is handling it
>> differently in Region 2.
>> Ken K4ZW
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