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

James Cain jamesdavidcain at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 01:11:17 PDT 2009

This is very ugly but in no way is a precedent. Just a terrible error. CW has always been the mode with no restrictions on frequency. CW contesters are pretty vigilant about avoiding interfering with others, fellow contesters and non-contesters alike. And we are the ones who bothered not only to learn the code but to become proficient at it. We deserve better than this. We demand better than this. 

I see the hand of the no-code digital mode dunderheads at work in this DARC restriction. And when the cries of protest arise, the DARC throws us a bone -- a whole 5 more kilohertz (7025-7030). They must do a lot better than that, like remove the restriction entirely.

It's one thing to obey the laws of one's government. It's something else entirely to acquiesce to a recommendation by an interest group. 

Jim Cain
At The K1TN Superstation
New Jersey, USA

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