[CQ-Contest] CW Sprint/FOC/RTTY

Chris Plumblee chris.plumblee at gmail.com
Sun Feb 7 12:11:30 PST 2010

Though this is a little late (sorry about that...digest mode you know) I
think the idea was to avoid the much more popular WPX RTTY Contest scheduled
for next weekend. The conflict with the XE RTTY Contest would be probably
doubled next weekend with a true worldwide RTTY contest, particularly on 40m
where the JA window for RTTY is about 7020-7030, a popular segment for the
CW sprint as well.

I'm right with you on the absurd number of everybody works everybody RTTY
contests. The phenomenon is not new, but the incredible growth of RTTY as a
contest mode has made the band plans, particularly on 40m, too a little

Chris WF3C

> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 06 Feb 2010 14:57:24 -0700
> From: Steve London <n2icarrl at gmail.com>
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] CW Sprint/FOC/RTTY
> To: CQ Contest <cq-contest at contesting.com>
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> To my great disappointment, the February CW Sprint has been scheduled for
> the
> same weekend as the FOC marathon and (yet another everyone-works-everyone)
> contest.
> For the past several years, this conflict has been avoided by swapping the
> Phone
> Sprint and CW Sprint weekends in February. This was a very good move !
> Could someone explain the reasoning and process that lead to the Phone and
> CW
> Sprint weekends being swapped back again, leading to this conflict ?
> 73,
> Steve, N2IC
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