This epistle is a reminder to TopBand Enthusiasts around the world
concerning the Sixth running of the Stew Perry TopBand DX Challenge.
This years event starts at 1500Z Dec 29 and ends at 1500Z Dec 30 2001.
14 hours may be used for DXing on the 160M band utilizing CW mode only
with grid squares used as part of the exchange. Confused?? For the
rules and further important information just consult most any reputable
Amateur Radio Publication, National Geographic, The Ladies Home Journal, or:
I lied about the National Geographic and the Ladies Home Journal,
but no lies when I tell you that The Boring Amateur Radio Club sponsors
this fun filled event that tests the mettle of the Players. Shakey on
the Code or worried about a CW only event? Jump in anyway...send QRS and
AGN until you copy the exchange. Blame the poor copy on conditions and
QSB...no one need ever know you're lousy with the code and you'll
discover that CW contesting is Fun while you improve your abilities!
K1PX provides certificates for winners for high scores in each
grid field. Plaques are awarded for whatever the participants feel are
outstanding achievements in this contest. Please cruise to the above web
site to peruse prior past year's plaques and categories to get a flavor
for the winnable hardware.
You, yes You!-Can sponsor a plaque! By sending me an e-mail at
the address below, noting the category that you would like to
immortalize and following that up with a check for $50.00, your place in
The Stew Perry TopBand Plaque sponsorship arena will be secured. Prior
sponsors will be given priority, unless somebody else beats them to it.
All decisions regarding the appropriateness of the plaques are usually
capricious, but made by the Plaque Committee of The Boring Amateur Radio
Last years plaques are late, due to technical difficulties, but
should be shipped before this year expires. Sponsors who haven't
reimbursed The Boring Amateur Radio Club for these late plaques will be
gently touched electronically soon by yours truly.
Already this year a new plaque is being sponsored for those
Operators who find 160M and 6M their cup of tea. It honors the top
combined score for 160M & 6M. Same rules for 6M : CW only with call and
grid square being the exchange with the 6M log clearly being
differentiated from the 160M log. Again all final decisions regarding
results of the contest are judged by The Boring Amateur Radio Club.
Further posts will delineate the sponsored catagories and the
Stalwarts who stand behind these beautiful plaques.
So spiff up that wire and lay a few more radials. Go read about the
test, sponsor a plaque and get fired up about participating in the
Latest, Greatest Operating Event of the Year... The Stew Perry TopBand
73 and I remain,
Chairman Plaqueing Committee, The Boring Amateur Radio Club
Salem, Oregon 97302