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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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Are you ready for the autumn/winter contest season?
  Posted: Sep 05, 2011   (141 votes, 3 comments) by VE5ZX

  Don't care
    (141 votes, 3 comments)
Survey Results
Yes 34% (48)
No 28% (40)
Nearly 30% (42)
Don't care 8% (11)

Survey Comments
I've been off for about a decade due to equipment failure (T2X.) I'm too physically frail to work on the tower anymore, & I can't get any help from any of the local hams (club folded.) I've been very sick for quite awhile (almost went QRT/SK for good.)

Still have rig/amp/etc., but can't get any help on the rotator/tower/antenna, no one around to help anymore...


Posted by K6JOX on October 26, 2011

Ready for this Season
160m DP up and ready. Installed radials on 5BTV after full dis-assembly, cleaning, new 80 meter coil, and fine tuned for each band. Now to KB and welcome the long nights and short days.
73 John W5JBO

Posted by w5jbo on September 16, 2011

Ready for this Season
Yes! Almost...and I am looking forward to it.
I still have to roll out the 160M receive antennas. Most of the HF Antennas were rebuilt during the Summer. Labor Day weekend was spent checking and tweaking the tuning. Each of the rigs and amplifiers were checked. (My 3 year old grandson enjoyed giving all the knobs a workout) All of the computers were upgraded.

This morning I enjoyed sitting with hot coffee and listening to signals in SO2R fashion and practicing switching back and forth between QSO's in my head while reading my notes from last year.

I like the preparation phase almost as much as the contests. Still, in spite of my checklists, there always seems to be one or two items that do not show up until the contest is underway and everything is buried in snow.

Ok, Good Luck to All. I hope this will be a great, fun season!

73, Gene

Posted by n1ye on September 5, 2011

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