Topband: W1AW QSY on hold
k4kyv at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 2 20:02:01 EST 2006
>From: W2pm at aol.com
>It appears that, for the present, there is no longer
>a plan to move.
>* W1AW 160-meter frequency change put on hold: QRX on that W1AW QSY! W1AW
>has rescinded plans to change its 160-meter CW frequency and will remain
>1817.5 kHz for the time being. An announced change to 1807.5 kHz was aimed
>at reducing the possibility of interfering with DX stations that have
>showing up in the vicinity of 1817.5 kHz. "Lately we have received more
>complaints about W1AW interfering with weak DX signals," said ARRL CEO and
>W1AW Trustee David Sumner, K1ZZ.
Then where are non-DX CW QSO's supposed to take place? I try to avoid the
DX window above 1825 unless working DX, and even 1820-25 is active with DX
when condx are good. PSK31 and other digital modes are increasingly showing
up below 1810. For the past several years I have tended to operate just
below the W1AW frequency. But if DX operation is starting to appear in the
vicinity of 1817.5 and we are now urged to avoid that part of the band,
where is there left to go? I suppose I could go above 1900 but I'd bet I
could call CQ for hours on end on CW up there without a response.
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