[CQ-Contest] NAQP Power Level

Raymond Benny rayn6vr at gmail.com
Fri Jan 8 22:08:31 EST 2016

Tree, and others,

The NAQP was setup and designed to run 100 watts max, and not for others to
do whatever they want to do with the rules. When the NAQP rules were
established, there was no talk of "leveling the playing field", but only to
limit the power to 100w!

If you intend to submit a log in any form, it would be nice that you comply
with the rules. Most contests permit full power, but the NAQP one is not
one of them.

Find another to experiment with!


On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 4:37 PM, Tree <tree at kkn.net> wrote:

> I was planning to get on this weekend and hand out some QSOs in the NAQP.
> I won't be serious competition as my new station isn't setup well enough
> yet to so SO2R - and it's pretty tough to do well without that.
> So - after reading the thread about W5WMU - I guess I might as well turn on
> the KW?  I'll have faster rates and heck - I wasn't really competiting
> anyway.
> Is this what we want to turn the NAQP into?  Maybe 15 or 20 guys running
> KWs and everyone else running S&P?
> Just doesn't feel right to me.
> Part of the challenge in this contest on the low bands is pulling weak
> signals out of the noise.  If the guy you are trying to work is running a
> KW - then it certainly makes it a lot easier.
> I think the high road for those contesters who are concerned about their
> reputation is to run the suggested power level.  You certainly can tell if
> an antenna is working or not with 100W as well as you can with a KW.
> Tree N6TR
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