[CQ-Contest] 80 Meter Phone Split Operation

Thu Mar 11 15:29:45 PST 2010

> Now that the U.S. phone band extends down to 3600 khz, why on earth do
> stations work split on 80 meters? 

Because it works?

A couple possibilities... 
1. Europeans aren't used to us transmitting down low and don't listen for us
down there.  
2. There may be more European qrm and other junk down there than there is
above 3800, so that gets our signals out of their noise.  
3. It makes listening easier for us since we can move our receive frequency
easily without having to move our transmit, thus preventing stomping on
other stateside stations.  
4. We are also able to listen in an area relatively free of stateside qrm.

David Robbins K1TTT
e-mail: mailto:k1ttt at arrl.net
web: http://www.k1ttt.net
AR-Cluster node: 145.69MHz or telnet://dxc.k1ttt.net

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