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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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What is your guess? Do you think there will be sunspots for the CQWW SSB Oct 24-25?
  Posted: Oct 26, 2009   (123 votes, 4 comments) by VE5ZX

  Yes
  No
  Don't know
  Don't care
    (123 votes, 4 comments)
Survey Results
Yes 40% (49)
No 42% (52)
Don't know 7% (8)
Don't care 11% (14)

Survey Comments
Sunspots for CQ-WW-DX-SSB
Sunspots may be overrated; in the same sense that 1929-1934 or so was called a 'Depression'. If everybody gets the idea that there are no sunspots, and therefore no propagation, they'll listen in the hope of an opening, but *Won't Transmit*, and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy!

Posted by WA6DZS on October 18, 2009

No sunspots for the CQWW SSB
The power of positive thinking prevails...we WILL have 80 meters...and maybe even a short 160 meter opening to Central Asia!

Posted by K8ND on October 4, 2009

15m opening
The stations are developing so we do no longer really need a direct path opening between Europe and North America's Eastern parts.
A decent amount of antenna gain at each end provides to contacts almost regardless conditions.
That is, we can get some QSOs through.
But real good runs need more than 0,73 sunspots.
I hope the SFI will be at 75-85 level. That would produce great conditions if compared to anything we have had during the last couple of years.
73, Jukka OH6LI

Posted by OH6LI on October 4, 2009

sunspots for the CQWW SSB
The power of positive thinking prevails....we WILL have 15 meters....and maybe even a short 10 meter opening to Europe!

Posted by wx3b on October 2, 2009

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