[CQ-Contest] [PaQSO] 2009 PAQSO Party Announcements

Jimk8mr at aol.com Jimk8mr at aol.com
Wed Apr 1 06:17:53 PDT 2009

Might I propose an addition to the new "Cheaters Class"?
As a regular PAQSO Party mobile op since 2001, how about a plaque for the  
"Top PA Mobile Score Submitted by a High Power Out of State Fixed  Station"?
That would sure make things easier for me... a buck or two for electricity  
vs. big bucks for gasoline, no motel for Saturday night, a good night's sleep 
in  my own bed, and I could be home for an early Sunday evening dinner with my  
wife.  And best of all, I might even have propagation on 40 meters, at  least 
to EPA!
Spared the need to actually drive across big counties on winding mountain  
roads, I could easily make it to all 67 counties (though I might pass through  
Luzerne and Bucks in the wink of an eye). I'd even be willing to take calls  on 
my cell phone to arrange a visit to whatever rare counties were needed,  
whether Greene or Wayne!
Mike, I applaud your creativity!
73  -  Jim    K8MR
Team (W3)USA
In a message dated 4/1/2009 9:00:02 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  mjc5 at psu.edu 

Hello  all,


In the PAQSO Party spirit of innovation and always  wanting to try 
something new, we're going to be adding some new classes to  the 2009 Party.

The first new class is the "poor setup  class".

Antennas must be no more than 15 feet off the ground, Power  must be less 
than 100 watts.

100 bonus points each for:

RF  on the audio (must provide audio recording or affidavit from an  OO)

VSWR so bad that power output is folded back.

Second,  the class we're most excited about is the new Cheaters class! 
We've been  watching with interest the shabby way that cheaters are 
treated, and  figure they need their day in the sun.

Lots of fun and awards in this  class here folks:

100  bonus points for:

1. Self  spotting

2. Interpretation of the rules that allow you to increase your  score.
(must include interpretation along with new/old score  comparison)

Plaques awarded for:

1. Highest power passed off as  QRP

2. Highest power over legal limit

3. The closest match to  the spotting network

4. The most bogus callsigns

5. Most Ops at  claimed single station

We're also going to be changing the Party  slogan from:

"The Friendly QSO Party"

to either:

"Keepin'  it real!"


"It's All Good!"

- 73 de Mike  N3LI -

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