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17 Meter CONTEST

Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by W2MFT, Feb 14, 2018.

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  1. W2MFT

    W2MFT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Has anyone heard anything about the planned contest on 17 Meters by the following group!

    I posted the news on my DX blog....can someone explain this activity which was supposed to be prohibited on the WARC Bands.

    Article at: https://wnydxa.blogspot.com/

    Thanks
    Doc
    W2MFT
     
  2. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    He says over and over "this is not a contest"

    From the link: "Exchange: because this is a QSO event, not a contest, you can talk about whatever you want, in any language, and for as long as you like. Here are some topic suggestions to get the conversation going: name, city, locator, weather, antennas, rigs, etc.
    Also talk about QSL interchange"

    Contests aren't "prohibited" on 17 meters - it's just by amateur agreement not to do it. And this is just an operating event to encourage more usage of 17 meters.

    What's not to like? I think it sounds fun :)

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  3. W2MFT

    W2MFT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I disagree....If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...
    You will see that ARRL activites do not take place on the warc bands...Stupid Idea!
     
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  4. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Your opinion has been duly noted

    And so has mine :)

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  5. WG7X

    WG7X Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Mark,

    Looking at your QRZ page it would appear, as least on the surface, that you know the difference between a contest and an operating event.

    So why the angst?

    If someone stirs up activity on a WARC band that should not be a bad thing, and it sure does not sound like a contest from here.

    As Dave mentioned, your opinion has been duly noted. We are free to disagree, right?
     
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  6. KJ3N

    KJ3N Ham Member QRZ Page

    And dismissed as another crank, tilting at windmills. :rolleyes:
     
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  7. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    ZERO "awards" are mentioned either - all contests that I'm aware of have an awards structure....

    Exchange: because this is a QSO event, not a contest, you can talk about whatever you want, in any language, and for as long as you like. Here are some topic suggestions to get the conversation going: name, city, locator, weather, antennas, rigs, etc.
    Also talk about QSL interchange. Tell the truth. Say "no, thanks" if you are not interested in QSL cards. But if you would like to have a memory of your contact, feel free to use our EuroBureauQSL (see below).
    Logs: for statistic purposes only, we ask participants to submit their logs to party@eurao.org in ADIF format, where the filename should be your callsign (e.g. EA3RKF.ADI).
    There will be no results or league tables, only statistical information about number of QSOs, countries, callsigns, OMs/YLs/Clubs, etc.
    Certificate of Participation: for those sending the log and with a minimum of 10% QSOs confirmed.
    EuroBureauQSL: you can use it to interchange QSLs even if you are not member. In this case, just send the QSL to the entry pointof the country of the station you have contacted.


    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  8. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    There is actually no "legal" prohibition against contests on WARC bands.....ARRL has just declined to sponsor any contests on them. No restrictions on other entities....other than abject shame. :p)
     
  9. W2MFT

    W2MFT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Personal attacks are the best you can do?
    I find it interesting that the best you can do is a personal attack...That usually means you have nothing to contribute to the discussion of an issue
     
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  10. KJ3N

    KJ3N Ham Member QRZ Page

    That's because there is no issue, except in your fevered imagination. :rolleyes:
     
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