[CQ-Contest] Fwd: 20th Stew Perry TopBand DX Challange

Trent Sampson vk4ts at outlook.com
Thu Dec 3 16:35:32 EST 2015

Thanks Lew 
We tested our 160M antenna for a short while after a severe thunderstorm in the CQ WW CW - found some faults in the beverages
We worked a handfull of W stations through the static crashes (had to listen on the vertical) and will be on for the Stew @ VK4KW.
TrentVK4TS PO Box 275 Mooloolaba 4557 0408497550
Please note I no longer use the WIA email address where possible owing to it blocking emails from sites such as VK Logger and ARRL.

> Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2015 22:04:54 -0800
> From: w7ew at arrl.net
> To: topband at contesting.com; cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Fwd: 20th Stew Perry TopBand DX Challange
> Greetings to the Ditters and Dawters of the 160M Realm,
>       The evil snow, ice, winds and politicians are all afoot now... but
> the bright spot is
> coming your way 1500Z Dec. 26 to 1500Z Dec. 27 in the form of the 20th
> Edition
> of The Stew Perry TopBand DX Challenge sponsored by The Boring Amateur
> Radio Club.
> This is the fairest contest in our known galaxy. It is a Morse Code (CW)
> contest where
> the exchange is your call-sign and your grid-square. Through magic, the
> astute log
> checkers of our massive club are able to determine how far away your
> contact was
> with another station. The idea is that far away contacts are worth more
> than close in
> contacts. Also, you get extra points for working low power and QRP stations
> which delights
> the lesser powered stations and rewards you for sticking with that -27dB
> signal in the mush
> until you can discern the call and grid-square.  You should really browse
> on over to:
>  www.kkn.net/stew/       and read the rules and see the other cool stuff
> there.
>       The following Giants of Contesting are sponsoring plaques for The
> Stew. These Luminaries
> have offered up a category to spur on the radio combatants and have sent in
> the $60
> ($63-PayPal) to spice up the competition.  Please give positive
> affirmations to these
> radio competition Stalwarts when you see them...or at least buy them a
> beverage.
>      Yes, We are aware that KL7RA is SK.  He was The Boring Amateur Radio
> Club
> Chairman of the Contest Food and Drink Committee among other duties.
>      We miss him greatly.
> KL7RA                            Top # of QSOs
> North Pole Contest Group  To be decided
> K7FL/5H2DA                    Top Score 100% Search & Pounce
> KR2Q                              Golden Log Award
> N0TT                                Top Score < 21y/o, >200 QSOs
> K7CA                               Top Score China
> TF3KX                              Aurora Borealis Award- Top Score North
> of 60 deg N
>                                         geomagnetic Latitude
> Dr. Beldar-L1AR                Top Score,S/O, Temp Antenna erected after
> Dec.14
> UX1UA                              Top # NA + SA QSOs by Zone 16 Station
> UX1UA                              USA Station with Top #  QSOs with Zone 16
> K6ND                                K6ND Memorial- Top Score, S/O, World
> K1EP                                Top LP score between 30deg N and 40deg
> N latitude
>                                         (Any station located in  xM##  grid
> square)
> KH6LC                              VK-ZL Challenge- Top Score,S/O, VL/ZL
> N6TQ/A25TQ                     California Dreaming- Top # of QSOs with
> California
>                                          stations by a non-California
> station
> W2GD Team                      Top # QSOs with NA/SA, by a EU station
> W7RH                                Top Score, Low Power, Asia
> K7CA                                 Top Score from Zone 24, 27 or 28
> K7CA                                 Top Score from either Zone 19 or 25
> VK6VZ- Flying Doctors        Top Score- N. Hemisphere station working
> of VK Baseball hat               S. Hemisphere stations
> To see if you have remembered to pay for your plaque go to:
> http://www.kkn.net/stew/plaques.txt
>      You also may join this stellar group by proffering a suitable category
> you would like to see emphasized and then sending along the funds.
>      We have been petitioned to have a Stew Perry SSB contest.
> After vigorous and protracted discussions among our various committees
> we strongly feel that the language of 160M is CW.  There will be no SSB
> version sponsored by The Boring Amateur Radio Club unless we are
> bought out by Amazon, Google, Facebook or Yahoo. And maybe not
> even then.
>       Please get on the 160M airwaves this weekend as the ARRL has
> nicely scheduled a great Stew warm-up called strangely enough
> The ARRL 160M Contest- CW.
>      The winning plaques for the 2014 Stew Perry will be sent to the winners
> very soon as the little old plaque-maker has been working on them
> diligently.
>     See you in The Stew!
>     73 and I remain,
>     Lew      w7ew
>    w7ew at arrl.net
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