[VHFcontesting] OT: HF Contests and WARC Bands

Tree tree at kkn.net
Tue Nov 9 19:36:30 EST 2004

On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 04:04:29PM -0800, John Geiger wrote:

> I thought one of the main reasons was because of the
> narrowness of the bands.  Can you imagine trying to
> cram contesting into the 50khz of 30 meters.  Also, 30
> meters was initially a shared band, and it was the
> first of the 3 WARC bands to be open to hams.  Some of
> you may remember that when it was first open hams were
> not allowed in the 10.109 to 10.115 segment.  Due to
> this secondary nature, contesting and awards chasing
> was not permitted to help limit any interference we
> may cause.  The limits on awards chasing were later
> lifted by the ARRL.

These are also good reasons.

> One thing I always wonder about nowdays are the
> contest rules that say 160-10 meters except for the
> WARC bands.  That wording allows contest QSOs on 60
> meters because it isn't a WARC band.

:-)  Picky picky.  I hearby announce that 60 meters is considered
off limits to contesting.  I am sure it will be so.


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