He who is LOUDEST wins!!

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Sat Dec 2 14:23:32 EST 1995

In a message dated 95-12-02 13:23:18 EST, k7ss at wolfenet.com (Danny Eskenazi)

>AA5BL  first signal beyond California consistantly loudest W5, by at least 3
>S units
>N4AR  first signal east of Mississippi heard
>WB9Z heard about the same time as N4AR
>AB4RU first deep south signal, going like a bat-outa-hell

Well, here's my BIG SIGNAL report from CA:

1st station east of the Mississippi:  W9UP (0034Z)
1st station from Dixie:  N4AR (0046Z)

1st east coast station:  WA2SRQ (0053Z).  

It's still daylight around here at 0053Z!  Awesome signal, SRQ!

>From k8mr at barf80.nshore.org (Jim Stahl)  Sat Dec  2 15:58:35 1995
From: k8mr at barf80.nshore.org (Jim Stahl) (Jim Stahl)
Date: Sat, 02 Dec 95 10:58:35 EST
Subject: Contest Announcement Screwup?
Message-ID: <cwoHFD1w165w at barf80.nshore.org>

There is hope after all.  Attached is a response from KB1GW at
ARRL HQ.  It sounds like the article described should catch the
attention and clear any confusion among the unwashed masses :-)
You're quite correct in your summation.  We are trying (hard) to
implement  "user friendly" rules, yet cover the important stuff,
too. (i.e. How do we  print the rules--while attracting
newcomers.) We're working on it--trust me!  Suffice to say that
I've passed your comments on the proper folks here at  HQ, and
steps will be taken to try and prevent such oversights in the 
future.  Thanks for your feedback--and understanding!
BTW, When your January issue of *QST* arrives, do check out my
"New Ham  Companion" article plugging the January VHF contest! 
It spells out the  caveats you mentioned--in detail. I mention
that repeaters are not to be  used, suggest some simplex
frequencies (and say "except 146.52), give info  on the proper
exchange, provide info about "how to find your grid square," etc.
I wrote it before I  knew about the items you mentioned in your
post today--it was *not* written  to be a "fix" for the rules in
December--I know--because I wrote it!  ;-)
Have fun in the contest and happy holidays!
73, Glenn Swanson, KB1GW
The American Radio Relay League

Jim Stahl
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