[CQ-Contest] Something we need to remember
dougw9wi at gmail.com
Sun Mar 28 23:18:39 PDT 2010
Gary McAdams wrote:
> This subject has been beat to death on the various Amateur radio
> websites and reflectors. The fact is that contesting as a whole impacts
> the overall community very little and usually only one mode at a time.
Truth is, there *is* a problem. No, it's not with *every* contester, and yes, there *are* some who seem to think we should just *know* we aren't
supposed to be CQing on 14.213 -- that frequency has been assigned by the ITU to the Disease Discussion Net.
But yes, there *are* contesters who don't bother to check whether a frequency is occupied before transmitting. They know who they are. They need to
know they are a significant part of the reason why there are contest-free zones in some contests and pressure to create them in all contests.
And they need to stop.
(oh, BTW, this is by no means a phone-only problem.)
Doug Smith W9WI
Pleasant View, TN EM66
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