[CQ-Contest] 30m

Stephen Bloom sbloom at acsalaska.net
Wed Dec 9 15:17:40 EST 2015

Ditto here ...

What I will tell you has been an ethical conundrum is when I operate overseas ...

I remember the first time I walked into the shack of a contest club in a country with a 400W limit ..I was just doing a few hours of WPX casually (I was in the area for other reasons).  They set things up for me ...with 1500W ..and ...being pretty wet behind the ears at that point ..asked if that was really ok ...they said "It's what all of us do."  Since I was Single Op ...not competing etc.  I did just dial it down.  I've been back to that country since and it is quite correct ...everyone runs 1500W.  Given that the 400W limit is unreasonable (unlike 30M in the States were we are secondary), were I competing there, I'd do it.  To enforce it would mean DQing the entire country.

Steve KL7SB

-----Original Message-----
From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Jim Brown
Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 10:59 AM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 30m

Ignored by most?  Certainly not by me. I use N8LP's LP100A to carefully set my KPA500 to 200W on 30M, just as I set it for 1.5kW on other bands.  Since 2006, 223 worked, 213 confirmed on 30M.

I strongly suspect that many of those who believe that "everyone does it" does it themselves and uses that belief to rationalize their own lid-like behavior.

73, Jim K9YC

On Wed,12/9/2015 11:28 AM, Glenn Wyant wrote:
> and are ignored by most ...
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 30m
>> I know, for example, that the power limit on 30m in the U.K. is the 
>> same 400w as on the other bands.
>> The unusual restrictions that apply to 30m, in the U.S. and 
>> elsewhere, result from the Amateur Service’s secondary status on that 
>> band.  These restrictions will vary from country to country.

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