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

Fabian Kurz mail at fkurz.net
Wed Jul 29 14:03:50 PDT 2009

On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 04:11:17AM -0400, James  Cain wrote:
> 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.

As others have noticed, indeed common sense would dictate to simply
stick to the IARU bandplan and change the wording of the rules
accordingly. Make it a recommendation not a restriction.
7000kHz-7025kHz is "contest preferred". Period.

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73 (and see you in WAE from DL1A),
Fabian Kurz, DJ1YFK * Munich, Germany * http://fkurz.net/
          Learn CW Online: http://lcwo.net/

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