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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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How were condx at your QTH for the CQWW CW?
  Posted: Nov 29, 2009   (82 votes, 7 comments) by VE5ZX

  Don't care
    (82 votes, 7 comments)
Survey Results
Excellent 7% (6)
Good 27% (22)
Average 38% (31)
Poor 22% (18)
Bad 4% (3)
Don't care 2% (2)

Survey Comments
20m QRP !
Nice signals coming from all around...

I was amazed...

73/72/DX & SYOS de PP5VX (Bone)

Posted by PP5VX on December 10, 2009

Did a 15M Monoband effort with some DX chasing on the other bands... 15M was much better than expected with many parts of the world heard AND WORKED!

Not bad for a Classic 33 up 30 ft atop a roof top tower on my garage.

Posted by k7xc on December 6, 2009

20 meters
Spent most of my time on 20m, where it had pretty good conditions. Nice JA/UA0 openings both afternoons, plus quite a few African stations to work.

Posted by AA5JG on December 4, 2009

Agree with Len's experience, though on 40. I heard definite echo on signals coming from the Pacific, for about 30 minutes. Also, I noted that there was a possible skew path East on 40 Sunday East Coast sunset that lasted for about an hour.

Peter, W2CDO

Posted by W2CDO on November 30, 2009

First contest
This was my first CW contest. I really didn't know what to expect. I decided to work 80m and 15m because I don't spend enough time on those bands. 80m was really great for me I got some really good DX there one in France and one in Hawaii. Thanks to them both for their patience in pulling me out of the noise.
15m was a different story. I found I have really bad RF problems on that band. RF was getting in the radio, making the sidetone sound like bacon frying. I reduced my output power to about 30 watts to get things to calm down a bit. I only made a handful of contacts on 15m. The best one was Brazil.
I will be doing this again next year.


Posted by AE5OV on November 30, 2009

80M ?
QRN-5 with QSB on 80M.
15,20 & 40M was average.

Posted by KI4NCX on November 30, 2009

I heard echos on 80M at 5:30 AM PST and these were not your usual echos. They were distinctly two complete echos. It was very hard to copy because I was interfering with myself running FBI. Later, around 3:30 PST, I heard single echos on 20M.

10M opened up for a short period and I picked up a few extra zones, but I could see the signals going up and down with the band - like the ionosphere was waving like a flag. My first thought was that we might be having a big meteor shower.

A great contest considering I started preparing after the contest was running!


Posted by wt6g on November 29, 2009

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