[UK-CONTEST] RSGB contests

Stuart M0RXX stuart at m0rxx.me.uk
Wed Apr 28 03:28:35 PDT 2010

As a newish licence holder, there was me thinking that the Band Plans  
that the RSGB publish yearly were the Holy Grail of operating to be  
kept to, to find that in the CC we wipe out another segment is totally  
wrong and the RSGB Contest Committee Should change the segments used.  
Why should we wipe out SSTV they are intitled to there segment as too  
are all the other segment users. The CW brigade would soon be up in  
arms if an SSB Contest was held in 3.5 Mhz segment. Keep to the  
Segments that is why the RSGB and others agreed them.
Here endith my moan.

Stuart Southern.
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On 28 Apr 2010, at 10:48, Ian Maude <ian at gb7mbc.net> wrote:

> Hi all,
> The recent posts regarding PSK vs RTTY etc have re-ignited one of my  
> long
> held beliefs that we create an anti-contest feeling by operating in
> preferred mode segments.  For example, in the SSTV segment of 80m in  
> the
> club calls.  This causes much anger and anti-contest feeling.
> Is it about time that the RSGB took this seriously and protected these
> segments by simply removing them from the contest frequencies that are
> allowed?  Obviously if it is a SSB contest, we will be operating in  
> the SSB
> section of the band but is it right to transmit in the SSTV  
> segment?  Just
> because other modes are used by few people should not be an excuse to
> obliterate their area of operation!
> The only way we can improve non-contesters opinions of the contesting
> community is for the contest organisers to remove those portions of  
> the
> bands that would cause issues from the contest.  Any contacts made  
> in these
> sections would not count towards the total scored and people simply  
> would
> not operate there.
> 73 Ian
> -- 
> Ian J Maude, G0VGS
> SysOp GB7MBC & HB9DRV-9 DX Clusters
> Member RSGB, GQRP 9838, FISTS 14077 | K3 #455
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