[CQ-Contest] Stew Perry rules change

Jack Brindle jackbrindle at earthlink.net
Tue Dec 13 21:30:02 EST 2005

100 km? They can be 60 miles apart?

On Dec 13, 2005, at 1:44 PM, Tree wrote:

> There was a request from one station for a minor rule change in the  
> Stew
> Perry contest.  The Boring ARC rules committee met this morning and  
> agreed
> to the following change:  All antennas used for transmitting and  
> receiving
> must be located < 100 km from each other.
> The previous rule read that all antennas needed to be at the same QTH.
> The intent of this rule was to prevent someone from using a receiving
> location far away from their QTH to improve the ability to hear  
> stations
> that would be otherwise impossible to hear.  The intent was not to
> prevent a remote receiving installation that was nearby the  
> transmitter.
> Also - we haven't made much noise about it, but the multiplier for  
> working
> a QRP station is now times 4, not times 2.  This step will help  
> equalize
> the difference between QRP and the other power categories and possibly
> make the QRP category a little less desirable.
> One strategy that we have seen some people use who want to use both  
> power
> levels is to use a second callsign for a QRP entry.  During slow  
> times,
> they would dust off that call and hand out some nice x4 QSOs.   
> Then, when
> the openings peak up, they would resort to high power and CQing.  This
> type of operation is in no conflict with the intent or wording of the
> rules.  Simply submit each entry as a separate log.  Please don't have
> these calls work each other however.  :-)
> Perhaps one of these QRP part time entries might be a the perfect  
> place
> for someone to try for the S&P only plaque.
> Also - there will be some VE stations who would appreciate a QSO  
> number
> from you for their contest.  They will give you a grid sqaure in  
> return.
> See you in the Stew!!  This weekend from 1500z to 1500z Saturday/ 
> Sunday.
> Rules and plaque info at web.jzap.com/k7rat/stew.html.
> 73 Tree N6TR/7
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- Jack Brindle, W6FB

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