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Recently the RDXC committee reclassified P3F to high power from low power without publicly providing strong evidence that any infraction had occurred. They concluded was that the contestant was running HP on 80/40m but not full-time, just 10 minutes here and there without any convincing evidence. It appears they used the RBN as their source of information. Should the RXDC contest have to publicly provide convincing evidence before reclassifying a station from LP to HP?

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Do you plan to upgrade and/or modify your station this summer?
  Posted: May 01, 2007   (229 votes, 21 comments) by VE5ZX

  don't care
    (229 votes, 21 comments)
Survey Results
yes 77% (177)
no 14% (33)
maybe 8% (18)
don't care 0% (1)

Survey Comments
LOTS of Changes!!
Well, I am installing a Jetstream UHF/VHF Vertical, then a 2 Meter cushcraft 11 element beam, then a cushcraft 6 Meter Beam, then finally a Force 12 C3S for HF.

On the tower leg I am instaling a M2 6 Meter Omni loop, and on the opposite leg, I am installing a 440 Beam pointed towards our State's Capital.

All new Feed Line, on a Refurbished Rohn tower 60' Tall.

Posted by KC9MLL on March 11, 2009

I don't think any contester ever stop upgrading his/her station. It's always a constant search for "the better moustrap", be it an antenna, more tower height, transceiver or linear. I think the upgrading of the station is probably what we all do when not on the contest battlefield.

I would love to have a penny ..not a dollar...for all the sheets of paper I have used trying to figure out a new angle to achieve the next level of satisfaction in contesting. I would be a rich man.

CU on the battlefield...
Dave W1CTN
Radio Ansonia Connecticut

Posted by w1ctn on October 4, 2007

remote tuner
Further improvments to the 160 antennas are in the works... Building a remote tuning match box so I can go to open wire line for feeding the antennas...

denny / k8do

Posted by K8DO on May 30, 2007

always a new antenna or 2
The new home is half surrounded by 80+ foot trees, but they're so thick I am having big trouble getting wires up there. I did hang a tribander driven element about 70' up as a "temporary" help on 20m, but my real dream is a MonstIR ... it just won't fit on the house, and my city lot will make having a tower a major effort needing city approval ... fortunately only 1 neighbor.
Still having a great time with a 20-40-80m fan dipole, HF9v, and the swinging tribander element. Had a blast with all that in WPXCW.

Posted by KT8K on May 29, 2007

new tower with 3 ele yagi and 3 ele monobander for 15mtrs to work contests.if wife allows maybe new amp ametron hsxe.
brian mm0erk

Posted by mm0erk on May 28, 2007

Like my wife's landscaping ideas, the upgrades and modifications never end.

Posted by ab0sf on May 21, 2007

Hard to say
I'd like to up grade my HF & VHF contest setup this year, funds permitting. My present contest machine isn't much of a machine for doing it. My FT-897D is a good all arounder that I use for HF & VHF/UHF contesting, but like a jack of all trades, it's the master of none. I won't be able to afford the latest & greatest, but I wouldn't mind an Omni V or VI for HF, and a FT-736R, TS-790S, or IC-820 for VHF & UHF contesting. Like I said, funds permitting.

Ellen - AF9J

Posted by AF9J on May 20, 2007

KL2R growing slowly
Will add second Force 12 C3 at the 85 ft level, this one pointed to EU. (Existing C3 at 55 ft pointed stateside.) Also will add rotatable EF140 40m dipole at 140 ft and 160m dipole before fall.

Posted by N1TX on May 19, 2007

Request Denied
I was planning on adding a couple sections onto my 40' tower. The City of Calgary turned down the application "due to complaints about the aesthetics from neighbors". This was contrary to the "guidelines" agreed to by the city a few years back. Industry Canada refused to overturn the City's decision, stating "we don't want people mad at us". So, no plans to change anything major.

Posted by VE6CNU on May 14, 2007

New tower with mono-band beams planned for this summer along with a "bits and pieces" upgrade to the station, i.e. better keying and automated messages for both PH and CW.

Posted by K4OD on May 13, 2007

Antenna project
project for this summer is a K9AY receiving loop

Posted by N1IX on May 11, 2007

10 Meter's
Antenna's up and working were's the DX ????

Posted by w5cmp on May 10, 2007

New linear loaded inverted vee for 160/80 and a rotator for my hexbeam.

Posted by KN7T on May 10, 2007

Upgrade ?????
The yaesu FT-990 is getting a little long in the tooth, hope to get a new FT-2000. and maybe a 6mtr. yagi

Posted by wd5jnc on May 10, 2007

What station???
Gee, maybe it is time for me to build one again! Will start with some wires in the trees and see where that leads. Hmm...where did I put all of that feedline, those connectors, my rig???

Posted by K7NT on May 8, 2007

Rcv loop
Next project is a K9AY receive loop.

Posted by AD6WL on May 8, 2007

upgrade station
new tower with tri-bander will greatly improve over g5rv and 40/80 dipoles.

Posted by n9ljx on May 6, 2007

all year
I am always working on my station

Posted by w4kes on May 6, 2007

xp 705
get my xp 705 at 18m, (now at 12m)

Jerome F4DNW

Posted by f4dnw on May 6, 2007

It's a never ending process.

Posted by AD6WL on May 3, 2007

Upgrade Station
Already started.......

Why wait till summer??????????

John N5ER

Posted by N5ER on May 3, 2007

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