[VHFcontesting] BUG CQ GUYS

Zack Widup w9sz.zack at gmail.com
Sat Mar 12 02:22:59 EST 2016


Technically, 222 is not a UHF band. It is still in the VHF part of the
spectrum. It would not bother me if the UHF contest were 432 and above. But
I'll take it with 222, too..

73, Zack W9SZ

On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 9:54 PM, Marshall-K5QE <k5qe at k5qe.com> wrote:

> Hello all....the CQ WW VHF contest is quite cleverly constructed,
> actually.  Currently, the CQ contest uses 6M and 2M, by FAR the most
> popular VHF bands.  Essentially, everyone has gear for 6M and / or 2M.  222
> is a VHF band, but Region1 and Region3 do not have 222, so including 222
> does not make sense for a Worldwide contest.
>
> Trying to graft on 432 or some of the microwave bands is a bad idea and
> just does not make sense for a "VHF Contest".
>
> Maybe ARRL will come up with something for the UHF contest in 2017 that
> will be accepted.  I hope so....
>
> 73 Marshall
>
>
> On 3/11/2016 11:48 AM, Herb Krumich via VHFcontesting wrote:
>
>> Start sending E mails to CQ or Tony WA8RJF.Ask them to expand the bands
>> used during the VHF contest .I'm sure even Europe would appreciate the
>> change.You'll even get your call in the magazine, instead of being buried
>> on a web siteJust my thoughtsHerb K2LNS
>>
>>
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