[CQ-Contest] Contest-Free Zones was: Re: Record Number of SAC CW Logs -- Now Grab YourMicrophones!

Pete Smith n4zr at contesting.com
Mon Oct 3 11:19:04 PDT 2011

Sorry Mats, I did not mean to cast aspersions on the SAC - I think the 
same thing could be said with respect to contest-free zones in all 
contests, or at least all single-mode contests.  After all, the WARC 
bands and the other modes are always available to non-contesters, as is 
lots of spectrum within the contest bands and mode, except perhaps on 
SSB during CQWW.

73, Pete N4ZR

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On 10/3/2011 1:34 PM, Mats Strandberg wrote:
> About contest-free segments, I see no problems at all with that. On 
> the contrary, it shows that the organizers are keen to leave space for 
> non-contesters to operate. Too many contest sponsors have a sloppy 
> approach to contest-free segments. This causes a big irritation among 
> non-contesters. I am definitely in favour of penalties for stations 
> who do not follow the suggested segments of a contest. 

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