[VHFcontesting] OT: HF Contests and WARC Bands

Tree tree at kkn.net
Tue Nov 9 18:43:16 EST 2004

On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 06:20:57PM -0500, Ev Tupis (W2EV) wrote:

> Why are the WARC'79 bands avoided for contests?

It was generally agreed when they became available to leave them untouched
by contesting.

Part of this was a desire to provide a sanctuary for those who are 
displaced when a major contest hits the other bands.  There was also
relief by many that adding capacity for three more bands was not 
required in order to stay competitive.

I was initially surprised that anyone would ask about this - just because
I think most everyone is very comfortable with the arrangement.

Tree N6TR
tree at kkn.net

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