W7lr at aol.com
Tue Dec 6 17:59:40 EST 2005
I'm not an ARRL basher, but a member since 1937. However there could be
some improvements. One solution on their 160m contests is to do away with them.
They are mainly WAS madness, cluttering the band with cq on and on. The
ssb contest is especially poor. Maybe a poor analogy is removing dams from
rivers, so the rivers can get back to what they used to be, and the fish can
swim upstream (or WAS can be achieved without a contest).
On their "beacons" I think they serve a useful purpose, both as a beacon and
to send bulletins. They should check the frequencies before firing up. The
point that they are on 1817.5 every evening is valid, and if you dont like
qrm, then go elsewhere in the band - there is plenty of room (if there isn't a
contest!). Maybe they should qrt in one on their own contests?
Flames? 73 Bob W7LR
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