Milt -- N5IA n5ia at
Sun Dec 21 10:23:51 EST 2014


Your message finally received here.  Thank you for responding.

The situation you mention for the contest sponsors is a 'Catch 22' 

They are never going to get more participation if they limit the contest 
time to such a short window.  And they surely are never going to get 
participation from areas of the world where it is daylight during the 
contest hours.

Plus the participation will not increase greatly until the contest becomes a 
known entity that everyone can play in.

I believe the timing of the contest is great; 1/2 way between ARRL 160 and 
the SPDC.

Having 3 great contests with different flavors on 160 during the month of 
December would be super.

73 and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Milt, N5IA, and also operator of N7GP

-----Original Message----- 
From: R7LV
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2014 10:54 AM
To: Milt -- N5IA
Cc: topBand List
Subject: Re: Topband: RUSSIAN 160 METER CONTEST

      HI guys,

Of course, the sponsors understand that 4 hours contest is too short.
Unfortunately, activity in the Contest is not that high (300 participants 
therefore the last hour is boring.
Based on this year activity, the sponsors are ready to review the contest
period in order to increase it for some 2-3 hours.

73! Vlad/R7LV

P.S. : my 2nd ltr to

Вы писали 18 декабря 2014 г., 18:10:46:

> Vlad,

> Although it is difficult to work Russian stations (UA0 excepted) from my
> location in southwest USA, I find it very strange that the hours of the
> contest operation do NOT include any night time hours at my location.

> The sun sets at 0010 UTC at my location this time of the year. 
> Consequently
> there is absolutely no opportunity to effectively participate in this

> My question is;  If this is a contest inviting worldwide participation, 
> why
> is there not at the minimum a full 24 hours of competition period?

> 73 de Milt, N5IA -- Also operator of N7GP
> ==============================================================

> -----Original Message----- 
> From: R7LV
> Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2014 2:23 AM
> To: topband at
> Subject: Topband: RUSSIAN 160 METER CONTEST

>     Dear friends,

> RUSSIAN 160 METER CONTEST will be held from 20.00 to 24.00 UTC, on the 
> 19th
> December 2014.

> The Rules of the Contest are at

> Current Rules were approximated with RDXC Rules, and any RDXC software may
> be used in this contest.

> In previous years, various ideas were discussed, both negative and 
> positive,
> but finally
> positive ideas predominated, - even from those who are against Rules
> changes.
> Operators from almost 50 Russian oblasts participated in the last Contest.

> Please note: THERE IS NO 10-minutes rule for club stations.

> Welcome to participate in RUSSIAN 160 METER CONTEST !

> 73!

С уважением,
Vlad    /   R7LV

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