Topband: November 30-December 2 -- ARRL 160 Meter Contest

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Fri Nov 30 10:05:47 EST 2012

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tree" <tree at>
To: "Eddy Swynar" <deswynar at>
Cc: "TopBand List" <topband at>; <herbs at>
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: Topband: November 30-December 2 -- ARRL 160 Meter Contest

> On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 6:07 AM, Eddy Swynar <deswynar at> wrote:
> At that time, I established a dialogue with one of the committee members
>> who was situated in western Canada: as I recall, Frank had success in
>> expressing his concerns to him, but I don't recall the outcome of your
>> efforts. Did you, in fact, make a connection to the CAC through that
>> particular window of opportunity...?
> CAC members have a fairly limited role in situations like this.  They are
> only called in to "advise" on specific questions that are handed down from
> HQ.  They then go off and collect data on those questions.  Think of them
> as survey coordinators who collect data from members of their division and
> roll that up into a report that goes back to HQ.
> The ARRL160 isn't everyone's cup of tea.  It does however have a fairly
> long history as being an event that gets people in the USA and Canada 
> fired
> up and on topband..  It is sort of like the ARRL Sweepstakes - but only on
> 160 meters.  DX QSOs are allowed - but it isn't an international contest
> really.  It is a very boring contest from Zone 21 for example.
> If we engineered all contests to be "perfect" from one perspective - all
> contest would end up being the same.  I don't think it is that bad of a
> deal that we have three different 160 meter contests that are all 
> different
> - and you can decide which ones are the ones you want to participate in.
> If you feel there is something missing from this equation - I invite you 
> to
> sponsor a 4th one and then see if people "vote with their feet" and
> participate in the event.
> 73 Tree N6TR

I look at it as only a WAS contest and like to see how many times I can 
complete it at different power levels. Operating is strictly search and 
Still havent done it at 5W and doubt I ever will from out here in NH.


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