[CQ-Contest] The Stew Perry TopBand Distance Challenge 2012

Lew Sayre w7ew at arrl.net
Sun Dec 2 14:51:12 EST 2012

Greetings to the LowBand RF Benders,
     The Stew Perry TopBand DX Challenge is happening Dec 29/30 2012.
Please click on:
       www.kkn.net/stew    for the exact times, rules, exchange, plaque
info and a bunch of other cool stuff.
Since you are an astute TopBander, you'll notice that The Stew Perry
Challenge is a contest that uses
distance in determining your score. It also utilizes your power to figure
your score. Plus it even awards you
more points when you work a low power or QRP station than a QRO one.  Wow!
It pays to scrounge up and
dig out those QRP signals that are ignored in all other contests because
it'll enhance your final number.
     The Boring Amateur Radio Club also requests that the contest
combatants come up with what categories
that they feel need to be honored.  Listed below are the Radio Stalwarts
who have already decided what categories
need to be honored. They've communicated their ideas and sent in $60 to
create a plaque that will be vigorously
fought over by our audience. If you meet up with one of these radio giants
personally, then shake their hand,
buy them a beverage and thank them for their part in creating true peer

KL7RA                             Top # of QSOs
North Pole Contest Group  TBD
W2GD Team                     Top # of NA+SA QSOs by EU station
AA6VB                             Top Score base loaded vertical <60' tall
AA6VB                             Top Score Big City (>50K pop), Little
pistol (<100W)
K7CA                                Top Score Southern Hemisphere
K7CA                                Top Score JA
TF4M                                 Longest QSO-Hi Power (both ends get a
TF4M                                 Top Score 160 mobile (must be truly
mobile, not portable)
W7RH                                Top Score S/O Low Power Zone 3
K7FL                                  Top Score 100% Search & Pounce
N5IA                                   Top # of Grids worked
K6ND                                  Top Score World- K6SE Memorial
NA0Y                                 Top Score USA
KR2Q                                 Golden Log- Top # of Qs without a bust
KH6LC                                VK-ZL Challenge- Top Score VK/ZL
KE3X                                 Top Score single element inv. L or T
config, <70' max height
VK6VZ                               N. Hemisphere station that works the
most S. Hemisphere stations
                                         (Winner gets Flying Doctors of VK
Baseball hat)

     The ARRL 160M test has concluded so you now have time to improve what
you thought was a killer 160M station.
The secret is to be able to hear. Most anybody can erect a verticalish
monopole, sprinkle the ground liberally
with radials and run QRO. That will make you affectionately known as an
alligator or deaf or stupid but you must be able to
receive the weak dits and dahs to complete a QSO. So go do what you can!
     If you don't know the Morse Code, then go learn it. 15-20 minutes a
day with any of the several code practice programs
will double the amount of contests you can participate in.  Yes, I know
you're old but you can learn a new trick.
     If you'd like to sponsor a non-prurient plaque then email me with your
suggestion. We can do PayPal also.
     Thank you for your rapt attention. There will be further Stew Perry
TopBand Challenge bulletins sponsored by
The Boring Amateur Radio Club in the near future.
  73 and I remain,
    Lew    W7EW  The Boring Amateur Radio Club Committee on Exhortation
w7ew at arrl.net
   ps.  The 2011 plaques have been created and will be sent out soon!

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