[CQ-Contest] Announcing the North America SSB Sprint-boycott from "MAR"

Jim Brown k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com
Sat Jan 24 14:02:13 EST 2015

On Sat,1/24/2015 7:15 AM, Paul Stoetzer wrote:
> There's no good
> reason to do so. DC stands on it's own as a completely separate political
> entity from Maryland.

I beg to differ. There's a VERY good reason, and, IMO, is the same 
reason why the Canadian sections are grouped together for some contests 
-- insufficient activity. This is a reality of our modern world -- it's 
become increasingly difficult to build and operate a halfway decent HF 
station in our major cities. The reasons range from wildly excessive 
noise levels to limitations of real estate, sky hooks, legal/zoning 
restrictions, and CC&Rs. When I lived in Chicago, I was one of four 
active HF stations, one of whom operated QRP from the University of 
Chicago. I know of NO active contesters in the city of San Francisco, 
and I would know if they were there because they would be in our club. I 
don't know ham activity in other large cities, but I suspect it's pretty 

73, Jim K9YC

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