Topband: ARRL 160 Contest

Herbert Schoenbohm herbert.schoenbohm at
Thu Nov 29 06:35:50 EST 2018

Stan, at least I will be able to work you.  Not being able for you to work
DX when many are calling (some for a new one) and the band is wide open to
EU, is not only embarrassing but a real let down for the EU stations
hearing you well. I have thought in personal protest to enter the contest
and work only EU using a CQ TEST EU.  But that will only make W/VE mad at


Herb, KV4FZ

On Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 5:06 AM Stan Stockton <wa5rtg at> wrote:

> Herb,
> I have never understood why anyone would want to be DX in the ARRL 160
> Meter Contest!  You have been saying for many, many years that you don't
> like it, the CAC has looked at it and no one is able to understand.
> I am not looking forward to being limited to ONLY working USA (extremely
> boring) when I could be running both Europe and USA, working JA, VK, etc.
> as you are able to do.
> I even explored the possibility of a remote operation from Cayman Brac
> into a USA station to operate the contest this weekend from the USA instead
> of operating as DX from ZF!  Won't work out because of Internet setup.
> Of course I would rather have it be a worldwide contest like CQ.
> If it were possible I would gladly trade places with you this weekend.
> Stan, ZF9CW
> > On Nov 28, 2018, at 2:41 PM, Herbert Schoenbohm <
> herbert.schoenbohm at> wrote:
> >
> >  I will try it out in the ARRL 160 contest although the
> > ARRL has the VI as non-DX which is always has been a real bummer.

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