[CQ-Contest] NAQP SSB Practice Friday nite, suggested frequencies
kenkeeler at jazznut.com
Thu Jan 19 22:46:30 PST 2012
NCCC welcomes you all to check out your voice keyers, loggers,
antennas, etc. on Friday nite in NA; Jan. 14, 0230-0300Z.
Full NAQP rules apply with new suggested rally frequencies on 80 and 40m.
Two years ago, thanks to ARRL/IARU, new privileges in the phone bands
were granted US ops on 80 and 40m. The contest managers for the NAQP
and NAS, and even ARRL SS, still insist on suggested center/rally
frequencies in the 'old' portions of the bands (7225, 3850), in the
middle of anti-contest PF country above 3800 and broadcast carriers
still present above 7200. Why do we subject ourselves to the hassle
of these band segments? I suggest we move out of the clutter, while
still encouraging participation by General Class ops. Maybe the
contest coordinators will eventually adopt new suggested frequencies
in their contest announcements.
So, let's try:
40m: In the real NAQP Saturday: 7150-7200
Friday practice: CENTER RALLY FREQ: 7185 PLUS OR MINUS 10 khz.
80m: Real NAQP: 3750-3820 Avoid DX window
Friday practice: 3810 PLUS OR MINUS 10 KHZ.
Or, suggest better ideas?
Radio Oakley will be Multi-2 as NR6O. CU Friday and Saturday.
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