Topband: Am I the only one in step?

Greg - ZL3IX zl3ix at
Tue Mar 1 11:30:54 EST 2016

So far I have remained silent on this topic, although I do have a very 
strong view, as follows.

I can understand the need for SSB operators to 'leak' downwards into the 
CW exclusive part of the band during a contest.   I would even say take 
over two thirds of the CW only segment and come down as far as 1823.  
But please leaves us the bottom 10 kHz to use.  Anything else is just 
plain disrespectful and rude.

Over the weekend, I was trying to keep my nightly CW sked with G 
stations.  We decided to try 1811, but after a couple of minutes it was 
taken over by some US SSB contester, and we had to give up.  I stayed 
QRT for the rest of the weekend.

73, Greg, ZL3IX

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