[CQ-Contest] Sweepstakes CW this weekend

Ken Adams kfiveka at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 16:43:39 EDT 2008

The 75th running of the ARRL Sweepstakes CW contest starts this Saturday 
at 2100Z.

This year a special award is available to all stations that work a clean 
sweep so we've been campaigning for stations in the more rare sections 
to make a special attempt to be active.  We've had good response and 
there will even be multiple stations active from the NT section.  
Hopefully, our friends in MAR and NL will also get on for as much time 
as possible.

Just a couple of reminders:

Please QRS for newcomers and help them with the exchange if necessary.  
We want them to enjoy the contest and come back next year.

You may operate no more than 24 hours, and offtimes are defined as 30 
consecutive minutes without a QSO in the log.

Listening during an offtime is considered ontime ... let your conscious 
be your guide.

Check out the records on the ARRL web site at 
http://www.arrl.org/contests/results/ss-alltime-cw.html  There may be a 
record you want to go after.  And on behalf of the Sweepstakes team I 
hope you have fun in the contest and get a clean sweep!!

73, Ken K5KA
Manager Sweepstakes Contest

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