[CQ-Contest] The Tenth Running of The Stew Perry TopBand Challenge.. Really

lew lew at dsl-only.net
Wed Dec 7 05:18:31 EST 2005

Folgers may make good coffee, but it takes a knowledgeable

TopBander to make a good Beverage.  The warm-up
action for The Stew Perry TopBand DX Challenge has concluded with a 
pip-squeak  VY2 station eking out an apparent win by
a point or two. The past weekend was fun for all, but more fun is in 
store  Dec 17-18  for the tenth running of this unique TopBand
contest where working distance replaces working countries in the 
scoring. Can you say grid square? No, it's not a form of dancing
but part of the exchange between the contesting stations in this forward 
thinking contest. The simple, understandable rules, promulgated
by the dedicated Rules Committee Chairman of  The Boring Amateur Radio 
Club, are easily found at:

  The Stew Perry TopBand Extravaganza is also unique in that special Hams sponsor special plaques to
further the competitiveness and recognize great achievements that happen during the contest. What does it
take to be one of these bright, far sighted, special Hams who wish to encourage great things on TopBand?
Simply submitting $50 and a category that is socially acceptable to The Chairman of the Plaque 
Righteousness committee will put you along side of these radio heroes listed below. Sending me a simple 
e-mail to reserve your own plaque creation will start the ball rolling. If you run across or over or QSO
any of these TopBand Stalwarts, please congratulate them on their excellent judgment and good looks.
    This years ever expanding list of plaque donors so far include:
Call                    Category
KL7RA                 Highest Number of QSO's
N5IA                  Most Grid Squares worked
K1PX                  Top Score, Low Power, Europe
K9DX                  Top Score Europe
N9ADG                 Top Score , Multi Op, World
N5ECT                 Longest QSO measuring DX
WD5R                  Top Score by contester age < 25 years old
W7TMT                 Top Score, Low Power, first time entry
KI7Y                  Sandy Lynch, W7BX/7J1ABV Memorial-Top Score Japan
K8ND                  Top Score, Single Op, Caribbean
N7KQ                  Top Score Central/South America
KB5NJD                Top Score, Vertical < 40' tall
W0OU/5                Top Score US/VE QRP
W2GD Team             Top Score Multi-Op Europe   
KS0T                  Currently being developed 
K7CA                  Top Score South of Equator 
N7JW                  Top Score first time entrant from any Country
K7RAT                 Highest number of QRP Stations Worked 
VK6VZ                 Top Score, Antenna in space < 20mX10m- prize a 
Royal Flying Doctors Service of Australia Hat

    Yes there are seriously attractive prizes to be had awarded to excelling combatants during The Stew 
Perry TopBand DX Challenge produced by The Boring Amateur Radio Club this Dec 17-18. The real prize 
however is the fun you'll experience while you participate in the competition. Go ahead..live on the edge..
add a radial to the 2 you already have under your transmitting creation and see if that helps. 
    The Boring Amateur Radio Club committee on Publicity is also considering adding a special prize of an
Official Never Before Worn Boring Amateur Radio Club Tee Shirt for a category that will be announced shortly
before the contest. We don't want to disable the internet with the anticipated huge number of queries about 
this prize so I'll just say this now.... The shirt will be grey or gray..no substitutions.
    Come and play in The Stew. You'll like it!
     73 and I remain,
     Lew  W7EW/W7AT
     Boring Amateur Radio Procurator
ps Those that haven't remitted the plaque fee yet, please remember to proceed with the proceeds

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