[CQ-Contest] The Stew Perry TopBand Distance Challenge 2012- Notice #3

Lew Sayre w7ew at arrl.net
Mon Dec 10 19:38:20 EST 2012

Ladies and Genomes of the TopBand,
     The starting bell for The Stew Perry TopBand Distance Challenge is
drawing near.  We hope you are well
on your way to having a spiffy 160M operating situation along with clearing
some time to participate
in the 17th edition of a unique radio operating contest. Dec. 29/30 is the
appointed time interval for
this event.  The rules are unique. Go see for yourself at:
Imagine getting increased points for working distance as compared to just
another country. Imagine getting
increased points because you were able to work weak stations where
elsewhere it is just too hard...
Imagine sponsoring or applying for a category that is unique to 160M, the
operator or the gear used.
     Imagine no more because The Boring Amateur Radio Club allows for and
encourages all that to happen.
Listed below are Radio Operators who have heard the inner voices of RF
competition and responded
by sponsoring plaques. Just look at the categories. What category would you
like to emphasize? A
mere $60 and and Email to me and your category and call will be listed next
to these radio stalwarts:

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                                 *** Please see below***
WX7G                                Top Score utilizing lamest antenna. 50
QSO minimum
EI4HQ                               You might be Irish and not know it-
"Top # of calls in log
with letters E & I side by side
TF3KX                               Aurora Borealis Award- "Top score N of
60deg N geomagnetic
VK6VZ                               N. Hemisphere station that works the
most S. Hemisphere stations- (Winner gets Flying Docs of VK hat)
         ***- KE3X conditions- Best effort from a city lot with all Tx and
Rx located within 200'
of Transmitter. Long Bevs excluded. Top Score using single element Tx
antenna in a "L" or "T"
configuration which is < 70' vertically

     The plaques and hat have been sent out last week so the hard working
160M winners of the 2011
contest should be receiving their package soon.
     The sun is trying its best to cooperate with The Boring Amateur Radio
Club as the SFI is hovering around 100
and the solar wind is slow. You need to get the Holiday chores done and
attempt to get some operating time set aside
for this low key or bugged event.  Get on the band and get some static and
QSB on you now in preparation for
The Stew Perry TopBand Distance Challenge sponsored by The Boring Amateur
Radio Club.
    73 and I remain,
   Lew    W7EW
   The Boring Amateur Radio Club Committee on Missing Solar Cycles
  w7ew at arrl.net

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