[CQ-Contest] The Stew Perry TopBand Extravaganza X

lew lew at dsl-only.net
Fri Dec 16 05:53:03 EST 2005

      Yes It's true. In a few short hours the starting bell will ring, 
ringing off the start of the Tenth running of The Stew Perry
TopBand DX Challenge sponsored by The Boring Amateur Radio Club. For you 
mildly confused TopBanders that means
this weekend!  The times and exchanges and rules and such are webbed at 
the site below. Go there, absorb and then enjoy
one of the best radio contests available in this solar system.

     Not only do we have a bunch of smart, supporting hams who donate $50 a plaque to encourage
and recognize great radio feats as listed below, we also have K1PX who is the Certificate-meister
for the Stew Perry TopBand Extravaganza. At no expense to the certificate winners, they receive
beautiful papyrus notations attesting to similar accomplishments during The Stew. Since starting
the certificate program Jim, K1PX, annually averages sending out 36 certificates to the deserving.
So if you are aced out by 1 grid square for one of the outstanding plaques you may still receive a 
very cool certificate for your efforts. 
 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
W5WMU                 Top Score High Power
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                  Top Score from Grid EN
W5WMU                 Top Score USA High Power 
K7CA                  Top Score South of Equator 
N7JW                  Top Score Top Score from country that has never had an entry
K7RAT                 Highest number of QRP Stations Worked
NA0Y                  Top Score USA
N6TR                  Furthermost DX completed within 30 min of local noon
N0TT                  Top Score USA Operator < 21 years old and > 100 qso
WA2DFI                Top Score Canada
W5WMU                 Top Score S/O World
Cajun Contest Club    Top Number of QSOs Stew Perry and RAC Combined
K7FL                  Top Score 100% Search and Pounce
KK9K                  Calcutta Award- Top Score by Single-Op, operated by station
                      owner located in Ontario & Upper peninsula of Michigan west
                      of 86 deg West longitude, Manitoba, Wisconsin, Minnesota
                      North Dakota or South Dakota
AB7E                  Single Op, World, Highest Average Raw Points per QSO (before power factor)
                      Minimum of 75 valid QSOs
W7EW                  Top Score by Op who never Transmitted > 18 wpm during test.(include in comments
                      in submitted log to this effect)
VK6VZ                 Top Score, Antenna in space < 20mX10m- prize a Royal
                      Flying Doctors Service of Australia hat

     This is quite a list, huh? Read it carefully for there are some ground breaking categories that
have been promulgated. You, yes you, could actually win one of these plaques and have it on the wall
to impress the locals when they visit. Another impressive feat is operating in such a way as to turn
in a log with no broken information- a golden log. The Operator who turns in the highest number of QSOs
with no busted calls or information will be awarded a brand new never before worn Official Boring 
Amateur Radio Club Tee Shirt that will make him/her the envy of all who see him/her in it.  Vigorishly
worn and never washed massively used Club Tee shirts will also be sent to individuals or groups who 
operate in ways that appear detrimental to the usual great operating found on TopBand. We haven't sent 
any of these out yet and bet we won't have to.
     So go drink a beverage, straighten out your beverage, turn off your alarm system and get a full 
night's rest because the 10th running of The Stew Perry TopBand DX Challenge is upon us.
      73 and I remain,
      Lew  W7EW/W7AT
      Boring Amateur Radio Club Touter Dude 

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