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Should the phone and cw weekends for the major dx contests be swapped in alternate years?
  Posted: Apr 06, 2011   (120 votes, 3 comments) by n4ua

  don't care
    (120 votes, 3 comments)
Survey Results
yes 27% (32)
no 46% (55)
don't care 28% (33)

Survey Comments
swap weekends
Good idea! Condx considerably different (worse) in these northern climes because of the shorter day in November. Very obvious in fall of 2011.

Ralph, VE7XF

Posted by ve7xf on February 9, 2012

Swap Weekends
As I only operate SSB and do not live in the States, I'm probably a bit bias on this subject.
I voted "no" because it's a world wide contest. Why should we swap weekends because one country, (granted, it is a big country with a lot of active contesters) has a holiday weekend?
Further more, everyone knows when the phone and the contests are held. Switching the weekend is bound to cause people to mis the contest they wanted to participate in because they did not get the word that they swapped the contest.
Can you imagine the reactions on the band and reflectors once those people find out that they have missed the main part or perhaps the entire contest?

Just my 2 cents...

Posted by PD2R on May 12, 2011

swap weekends
CQWW CW falls on Thanksgiving which is mostly a problem for USA but I think the SSB ops in the USA should share the pain
every other year. I can't think of one reason not to switch unless I was a SSB only kind of guy and very happy not having to miss the contest every year.

The holiday being on Thursday doesn't seem to help as it's very difficult to get a crew for the multi-op CW. ARRL and for sure
the WPX should also swap. ARRL just to swap prop and the WPX CW is too close to Dayton with summer prop.

73 Rich KL7RA

Posted by KL7RA on April 29, 2011

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