[CQ-Contest] CQWW 160 CW: Early Hours Suggestion

jmaass at k8nd.com jmaass at k8nd.com
Sun Jan 31 11:01:53 EST 2016

G'day Jorge:
1. What is this 'DX Window' of which you speak? DX Windows were 
eliminated from all bandplans years ago, and the CQ 160 rules make no 
reference at all to a DX Window. The only remaining reference to them 
is in the ARRL 160 rules, which say "The segment 1.830 to 1.835 should 
be used for intercontinental QSOs only."   PJ2T typically logs >99% 
intercontinental QSOs in CQWW 160 CW, as PJ2T is in South America. I 
was in favor of DX Windows, but they are gone now, and will not be 
coming back. 
I realize that stations on 'mainland South America' have a tough time 
on Topband, as we at PJ2T face the some of the same issues of distance, 
equatorial noise, and stormy weather patterns: that is the challenge of 
Topband. There is little reason to establish a 'hunting preserve' of 
'tame' DX stations to be worked by those in North America and Europe. 
2. I take offense to the idea that PJ2T not a "real DX 
station"! Those who log it in contests or use QSOs with PJ2T for DXCC 
credit consider it a 'real DX station'. That we are (generally) loud 
and (generally) able to hear weak signals and have been successful as a 
station on Topband is due to a lot of hard work by many people over the 
past 15 years. We don't have 'deep pockets' investors to build a 
"powerhouse". It has been done with time, people, and personal effort.  
PJ2T has only worked over 1500 QSOs in CQWW 160 CW once: in 2007 (1516 
QSOs). Usually we are closer to 1100-1200 hard-won QSOs, made through 
noise and strong QRM in the USA and Europe. It is always hard work. 
73,  Jeff  PJ2/K8ND

On Sat, 30 Jan 2016 20:41:15 -0300, Jorge Diez - CX6VM  wrote:

       and what about the DX windows? 
Will be good if stations like PJ2T, NP2J, and others from Caribbean 
left this windows for real DX stations. This stations works more than 
1500 qsos!
OH, yes, of course, is not a USA working USA, but will be good a dx 
windows for small dx stations

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2016-01-30 17:02 GMT-03:00 Dale Putnam :

       It's still location, location., I feel.. I have a low dipole, 
and a looong one.. and a vertical.. on a steel roof (over 1600 sq ft).. 
and it is still two against one.. just pick a time.. and my main point 
is.. the middle of the country has a narrow window that is less 
affected by both coasts.. and .. fewer folks to work, in that time 
frame.. But.. am I recommending any change? NO.. NOT AT ALL.. it is 
what it is.. 

Have a great day,

--...   ...--
Dale - WC7S in Wy

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