[CQ-Contest] Re-thinking Asia and contests

XV4Y (Yan) xv4y at nature-mekong.com
Thu Sep 26 19:05:39 EDT 2013


The best location is Cyprus.
And they were indeed many big operations from there.
I think the reason for not having big operations from TA is more related to legal reasons.
Perhaps they are not true anymore but this remains in the head of many OMs.

However, PJ4 is even better, having mostly North/South propagation to NA and EU, and still good paths to AF and SA, while from 5B you're on a East/West path for NA.
Same goes for Morocco. Reading what G3SXW wrote about his contesting in Africa also gives a lot of hints about why PJ4 is the best location.

Yannick DEVOS - XV4Y

> Would this make one of the better operating locations in Asia to be Turkey,
> since it would be close to all of EU, and not much further to NA than SE
> Europe is?
> Haven't seen any large contest station emerge in TA, though, unless my
> memory is failing.
> 73 John AF5CC

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