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Tue Feb 7 07:57:45 EST 2006
In a message dated 2/7/2006 6:11:18 AM Eastern Standard Time,
herbs at surfvi.com writes:
IMO they need to realize that they have wiped out so many DX contacts with
their automated qrm generator operation over the years. A more prudent
approach for them would be to move up to 1990KHz or so which would allow them
to continue their code practice without causing QRM to other contacts.
stations overseas have no idea that W1AW is QRMing such a large portion of
band, especially on the East Coast of NA. But they are their by tradition
alone so it may be difficult for them to do the right thing and move to a
better spot on the band.
Herb Schoenbohm, KV4FZ
Fat chance tho - I had discussed with a ARRL director 160 issues including
this one (which effects me a great deal) and he has always indicated hostility
to 160 because of "the ill treatment I can always count on from the 160
crowd" apparently from bandplanning discussions. He also added recently he was
given rude treatment on air when he transgressed the DX window. Has anyone
else also noted their frequency on 160 moves around a bit? 1817.50 is the
published but they are seldom dead on - lately as high as 1817.56, 54 and usually
52. Very minor point but it makes me wonder about the overall care and
attention to the bcasting practices.
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