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Topband: The 12th Running of The Stew Perry TopBand DX Challenge

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Subject: Topband: The 12th Running of The Stew Perry TopBand DX Challenge
From: "Lew Sayre" <w7ew@arrl.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 21:13:11 -0800
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Yo TopBanders,
      The time is growing short. A few short days until the 12th running of
The Stew Perry TopBand DX Challenge sponsored by those fun loving RF
creatures of The Boring Amateur Radio Club.  This contest is a fun one. Work
people 14 out of the 24 hours and your Holiday blues will evaporate as fast
as your Holiday savings did. The rules and other cool information live on
at:   http://www.jzap.com/k7rat/stew.html
     The Boring Amateur Radio Club has the foresight to ask the contesters
to sponsor meaningful plaques for the other contesters to joust for. The
list below honors this idea with the Contesting Giants who have sent in
their $50 along with an acceptable idea to spur on the nocturnal endeavors.
You can sponsor a plaque also. Just fire in your idea to me within the next
few days and I'll get your eternal idea into the next notice to the masses
just before the contest commences.  When you see any of these donors please
offer to buy them a liquid refreshment to celebrate their excellent judgment
in radio, cars and life in general!

Call                                Class
KL7RA               Highest number of QSO's
KR2Q                Golden log (highest # of Q's with no busts)
W7TMT              Top Score, Low Power, First time Entry
TF3KX                Aurora Borealis Award- Top Score from QTH north of 60
degrees geomagnetic latitude (within 3,333 km from grid square FQ49)
KB7Q                Top Score QRP
VK6VZ               Top Score with antenna in space < 20mX10m(wins Royal
Flying Doctors of Australia cap rather than plaque)
K7FL                  Top Score 100% Search and Pounce
N7KQ                 Top Score Central/South America
N7UA                 Top Score High Power
AE6RF               "You've got heart, Rookie" third lowest score for first
time entry
N9ADG               Top Score World
AC6DD               Top Score by Portable Station within own country
K1EP                 Top Score, Low Power from a Condominium
KB5NJD              Top # grids with vertical < 10 m tall
NA0Y                  Top Score USA
W2GD/Team        Top Score High Power Europe
W7GG                 To be determined by BARC's BOD (tnx Bob!)
N5IA                    Most Grid Squares worked
KI7Y                   Top Score, S/O, Japan (Sandy Lynch
GMCC                 Top Scoring Station > 4000' elevation
GMCC                 Top Score Hi-Power N. America (VE, W or XE) west of 100
deg long
GMCC                 Top Score Low Power N America (VE, W or XE) west of 100
deg long   W9GE                 Top Score  100% Run
CE1/K7CA           Top Score Asia
BARC                   Top Score M/M West Coast (VE7, WA, OR, CA,)

       Not much more to say other than get your Rx antennae propped while
the propagation readies itself for a real clash of the 160M flavor.  We
especially invite Operators who have lived mostly on the VHF region to enter
into the fray.  TopBanders are known for the gentlemanly demeanor and will
slow promptly if anyone should send QRS. There will be one more epistle to
the groups listing the plaque donor Stalwarts along with a few final
exhortations.  Please let me know if you're plaquing for The Stew.
     73 and I remain,
     Lew   W7EW/W7AT
     The Boring Amateur Radio Club Long Drive Champion
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