[CQ-Contest] Two Contests Omitted from Rate Sheet

Ward Silver hwardsil at centurytel.net
Fri Dec 19 09:03:33 EST 2003


I accidentally omitted two important contests from the latest ARRL
Contester's Rate Sheet newsletter
(http://www.arrl.org/contests/rate-sheet/) - the RAC Winter Contest and the
Stew Perry Top Band Distance Challenge.  Both attract a lot of activity in
that comfy, over-fed period between Christmas and New Years.  Participants
are generally happy to exchange the necessary information for both contests,
so you can work both at the same time. (Keeping it straight in the logging
software is up to you...)

Again - apologies for this omission!

73, Ward N0AX
Editor, Contester's Rate Sheet

RAC Winter Contest--CW/Phone, sponsored by the Radio Amateurs of Canada,
0000Z - 2359Z Dec 27. Frequencies (MHz): CW--25 kHz up from the band edge
(check on the half hour), Phone--1.850, 3.775, 7.075, 7.225, 14.175, 21.250,
28.500, 50 and 144 MHz. Categories: SOAB-LP, SOAB-HP, SOAB-QRP, SOSB,
SO-NonVE, MS-LP, MO-HP, and MM. VE stations exchange RST + Province, VEØ and
non-VE stations exchange RST + serial number. QSO Points: Outside Canada--2
pts, VE/VEØ stations--10 pts, RAC stations--20 pts. Score: QSO points x VE
provinces + territories (counted once per band and mode). For information:
www.rac.ca/CANWIN.htm. Logs due 31 Jan to ve7cfd at rac.ca or Radio Amateurs of
Canada, 720 Belfast Road, Suite 217, Ottawa, ON Canada, K1G 0Z5.
Stew Perry Top Band Distance Challenge--CW, sponsored by the Boring Amateur
Radio Club, 1500Z Dec 27 - 1500Z Dec 28. Categories: SO and MS. Operate 14
hours max. Exchange: grid square only. QSO Points: 1 pt + 1 pt for every 500
km distance calculated between grid centers (see Web page for calculation
information), QSOs with QRP stations that submit a log count double QSO
points. Score: QSO points x Power mult (<5W x 4, 5--100W x 2, >100W x 1).
For more information: jzap.com/k7rat/stew.rules.txt. Logs due 31 Jan
(Cabrillo format only) to tbdc at contesting.com or Boring Amateur Radio Club,
15125 SE Bartell Rd, Boring, OR 97009 USA.

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