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

Mats Strandberg sm6lrr at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 11:24:09 PDT 2011


I perfectly agree with you...  WARC bands are underestimated when it comes
to find contest-free bands or segments. Even during very heavy contests like
CQWW, WPX, RDXC and others, I see that WARC bands are not used to their full
extent. People are whining about contesters on the forums instead of
activating modes and bands with contests.

73 de RA/SM6LRR, Mats

2011/10/3 Pete Smith <n4zr at contesting.com>

> 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
> The World Contest Station Database, updated daily at
> www.conteststations.com
> The Reverse Beacon Network at http://reversebeacon.net, blog at
> reversebeacon.blogspot.com,
> spots at telnet.reversebeacon.net, port 7000
> 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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