[CQ-Contest] SWBC stations in 7100-7300

Henk Remijn PA5KT pa5kt at remijn.net
Mon Mar 9 15:50:58 PDT 2009

I was cq-ing around 7100, got almost no attention. For me the frequency 
sounded clear.
I moved to the noisy 7099 and I got a pile up.

Would be nice if USA station would also listen a bit higher then 7100 :-)


Pete Smith schreef:
> At 10:58 AM 3/9/2009, John Laney wrote:
>> I agree that there were fewer DX stations CQing below 7040 this contest.
>>   Of course, there were many working simplex between 7125 and 7200.
>> But, there is still underutilization of the frequencies between 7100 and
>> 7125.  There is no reason why split frequency operation should not occur
>> in that segment.  Generallly, there were only one or two stations around
>> 7102 listening up and toward the end there was a very weak (here) ES5
>> around 7123.  Interestingly, there were a few US stations calling him on
>> his transmit frequency, out of the US band.  I guess that is the usual
>> problem of hams grabbing spots off the cluster and not thinking about
>> what frequency the spot is reporting.  You would think on a band like 40
>> where there is so much split frequency operation that most would think
>> more before they transmit.  Maybe that segment will be more utilized in
>> the next SSB contest.  There is still a small amount of slow speed CW
>> and this weekend there were a lot of foreign broadcast stations, which I
>> hope will be gone by CQ WPX SSB in a few weeks.  73, John, K4BAI.
> Maybe I'm just being pessimistic, but I'd be surprised if you notice much 
> difference in the BC QRM in that segment over the near term.  There's 
> little incentive to wait until the magic turnover date if you've spent the 
> money to do it, and a lot to stay put if you don't want to.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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