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Re: [CQ-Contest] Poisson d'Avril Contest

To: Doug Grant <k1dg@ix.netcom.com>,"'cq-contest'" <CQ-Contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Poisson d'Avril Contest
From: Mike Kasrich <aj9c@indy.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 18:34:41 -0500
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When will the brackets for this contest be available?


Doug Grant wrote:

>Several people have posted references to the Poisson d'Avril Contest in their 
>recent posts to this reflector.
>Some have noted that the April CQ indicates the date for the event, but no 
>Complete "rules" are in the final editing phase with the Committee, and will 
>be posted here on CQ-Contest some time before the event. Actually, they are 
>less rules and more "guidelines" or "suggestions" - kind of like Boston 
>traffic laws.
>For your scheduling purposes, I can advise that the Official Contest Period, 
>in keeping with the growing popularity of shorter contests, will be 2300-2359Z 
>on April 1 (that is Saturday evening of April 1 in the U.S.), just before I go 
>out for my planned victory celebration dinner. It won't start at 00z April 1 
>(Friday night, U.S. time) because I want some of the West Coast U.S. guys to 
>get on, and that's too early for them since they will all still be at work.
>Besides, I am busy that night.
>So mark your calendar, check out your station, get your creative juices 
>flowing, and get the packet and internet connections ready to go since 
>everyone knows you can't compete without packet. And get the Big Amp ready, 
>because we all know the winning contesters run illegal high power (I read that 
>on CQ-Contest, so it must be true).
>If you have any questions on the rules (or suggestions), send them to me 
>privately. That way, if I ignore your suggestion or claim it as my own idea, 
>nobody will know. Heh, heh, heh.
>Doug K1DG
>Le Plus Grand Poisson de Tous Les Grands Poissons
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