[CQ-Contest] WPXCW & "running" in the Extra band segments?

Gerry Hull gerry at yccc.org
Mon Jun 1 07:30:39 EDT 2015

Hi Dave,

I understand your frustration.  However, WPX is world-wide, and a lot of
good stuff is in in the lower 25KHz.  Unless it is daytime in the US, the
percentage of stations to work (as US generals) would be very small
compared to the total people in the contest.  That said, I worked people
all the way up to 7062, and of course much DX was calling CQ above 7025.
My running frequencies included as low as 7000.3 and as high as 7030.  All
were very productive.

73, Gerry W1VE (WR1ST this weekend)

On Sat, May 30, 2015 at 8:11 PM, Dave Edmonds <dave at pkministrywebs.com>

> Why are there so many WPXCW stations "running" in the Extra portion of 40m?
> Seems to me that "running" in the low end of the General portion would be
> more productive because you could reach a larger amateur population.  I was
> on 40m today and I heard 5 WPXers running in the Extra class portion and
> there was plenty of room on the lower Gen portion.
> There are a few contesters who 'live' above 25.
> 73s Dave WN4AFP
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