paul at n1bug.net
Tue Dec 6 19:37:25 EST 2005
> 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
I have to disagree, in part. Here in the northeast, on good
propagation nights there is often a DX station every few hundred
hertz from 1810 up to wherever the SSB totally takes over.
Inevitably on a good night there are DX signals under W1AW. I missed
at least 2 new ones this way last season. Evidently W1AW is not
audible in parts of EU, AF, and AS so the DX stations may not
realize it is there. Even if they do, where to go when the band is
so full? I'm not saying I have a solution, only that contests are
not the only time we are short on spectrum.
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