ARRRRGH Matey Gordon!
This WPX contest be one the finest contests ever concocted
by the folks in the amateur radio...
PX=Prefix (i.e. N6, VA2, OT5, 4X6, HS7, WQ6, WB200, UN7...)
The idea of this contest is to be workin' as many prefixes
from as many countries as possible in 48 hours! And unlike more arduous
competition (such as football, hockey, track &
field) you get points for just about every thing you do and you
get them for sitting up all night in the comfort of your own
home (or the comfort of the local BIG GUN station's QTH)!
Points are determined by the location of the station you work
and are multiplied by the number of countries you work and the
number of different prefixes accumulated.
Don't worry about the size of your station either! It has been
well proven that a modest station (tribander @40 feet with 40
and 80 meter wires) can work multiple-band DXCC during this
and any of the other major contests!
Good Luck and WELCOME to contesting!
73 de Jeff, N6RVZ
>From firstname.lastname@example.org (Paul D. Walker II) Thu Jun 1 15:44:53 1995
From: email@example.com (Paul D. Walker II) (Paul D. Walker II)
Subject: WPX Calls
>I keep having people half through the contest (Stateside as well as DX)
>telling me I"M A NEW PREFIX !!!!
>Maybe W9's are being neglected in favor of the 2X1's! ;-)
My last contact in the test was an N9 - a new mult!
Paul Walker N9WHG
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