[CQ-Contest] CQ WW split etc

Richard DiDonna NN3W richnn3w at verizon.net
Wed Aug 29 14:44:46 EDT 2012

On 8/29/2012 10:42 AM, W0MU Mike Fatchett wrote:
> I was waiting for the conversation to spin off into a you must do it my
> way direction and now it has.  Operating split is not against the
> rules.  What works for one op may or may not work for the next op. We
> are all different. It what is being done is allowed by the rules then
> who really cares.  Are people afraid that by doing something different
> that someone might have an advantage over you because you fail to
> innovate or add flexibility to your operating style?  If my pileup is
> too big people are going to criticize my use of bandwidth?
> Is CQ going to ban the use of Split on both CW and SSB?  Nobody has even
> attempted to explain why operating split on SSB is ok in a mode where
> have serious bandwidth issues yet for some reason it is not ok on CW
> where bandwidth is not an issue.  Were any of the stations that used
> split extensively, and I never heard any, winning their class by a huge
> margin?  I doubt it.
Interesting question.  Stations run split all of the time on SSB. On 80 
meters and 40 meters, split is run all of the time.  You will even hear 
split run on 20 meters because of the bedlam.

If this is fully condoned, then why is split on CW verboten by the CQWW 

73 Rich NN3W

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