Dear SOTA Chasers and Activators
Please support the following QRP-Proposal for the interim Meeting of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 in Vienna Austria, which will take place 27-28 April 2019. Get in touch with ur IARU representative and encourage him to support these measures.Please contact the responsible people in your association, who are attending the meeting!
73 de HB9BIN, Jürg
Document numbers: VIE19 C4-013 and C5-021
Source: Juerg Regli, HB9BIN, President of The Swiss SOTA Group (HB9SOTA)
Subject: Dedicating limited frequency segments to QRP operations during contests
Text: During amateur radio contests, because of the many high-power stations that
operate on seemingly every available frequency, it becomes virtually impossible for
QRP stations – also including those participating in SOTA (mountaintop activations)
or WWFF (World Wide Flora and Fauna in Amateur Radio) operations – to
successfully make contacts. The only realistic option for CW operators is to move to
the WARC bands, and those who operate only SSB have no alternatives whatsoever
during SSB contests.
Proposal: During contests, the QRP frequencies for CW and SSB (+/- 5 kHz) are to
be kept free of contest operations. Contest organizers are to be instructed to
incorporate these band-usage recommendations into their contest rules and
subsequently penalize violators if they do not adhere accordingly.
QRP frequencies for IARU Region I (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Northern Asia)
2m CW: 144.060 SSB: 144.285
6m CW: 50.060 SSB: 50.285
10m CW: 28.060 SSB: 28.360
12m CW: 24.906 SSB: 24.950
15m CW: 21.060 SSB: 21.285
17m CW: 18.096 SSB: 18.130
20m CW: 14.060 SSB: 14.285
30m CW: 10.106 – 10.116 – 10.140
40m CW: 7.030 SSB: 7.060
80m CW: 3.560 and 3.579 (colorburst xtal frequency)
160m CW: 1.810 SSB: 1.843
Financial Implications: None.