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

Zack Widup w9sz.zack at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 06:27:24 PDT 2009

There is no rule that says I have to operate in every contest that comes
along. If I don't like the rules, I won't operate in a contest. This has
beena big deal with some Rovers in some of the VHF+ contests.

If enough people are really dissatisfied with the rules and don't operate,
maybe declining log numers will give a clue to the contest sponsors. Maybe
73, Zack W9SZ

On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 2:28 AM, LY8O <ly8o at ot.lt> wrote:

> In the WAE DC rules is still clearly printed:
> ***According to IARU Region I regulations, operation is not allowed  in the
> following contest-free windows:
> New!CW : 3560-3800; 7025-7200; 14060-14350 kHz***
> Is there any space for a human interpretation according 40m operation? I
> think not. And if we accept this as a recommendation only - contest
> commettee will have a right to count it as a violation of the rules.
> ***9 Disqualification
> Violation of the rules of the contest or unsportsmanlike conduct will be
> deemed sufficient cause for disqualification. The decisions of the
> contest-committee are final.***
> That is the situation today. And I undestand taht DARC is inbetween of the
> two fires - IARU regulations from one side and Amateur Society from the
> other. Guys, sorry for that...
> 73, Remi LY8O
> DJ1YFK wrote:
> 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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