[CQ-Contest] 2014 Pirate QSO Party

K8MR via CQ-Contest cq-contest at contesting.com
Thu Sep 11 17:53:16 EDT 2014

If I make 3.14 QSOs per hour, does that make me a Pi Rate operator?
73  -  Jim  K8MR
In a message dated 9/11/2014 4:37:59 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
wolfsan at baymoon.com writes:


1. Perhaps, but pieces of eight cannot be redeemed for  anything in this

2. Yes, you can tell her that it's a real  contest and that the contest
director has verified it with you  personally.

3. Very hard to say, as it is the first year this contest  has happened.
Your rate will depend on a many factors, including the number  of
participants, your station limitations, how much plank-walking  is
involved, how much you get distracted by the pirate banter and  rules
complications/logging, etc. Maybe about half of whatever rate you  make in
simpler and more well-established contests?

73 de San,  W6RRR

1.  Does having an "8" in my callsign qualify me as having a  piece of

2.  My wife looked over my shoulder and asked  if this was a real  contest.
Or was I reading The  Onion?

3.  What sort of (pi)RATE might I  expect?

73  -  Jim    K8MR

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