[CQ-Contest] NAQP Power Level

Ken Low kenke3x at gmail.com
Sat Jan 9 13:04:14 EST 2016

Tree N6TR wrote:

> 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.

I agree with Tree.   Yes, the NAQP rules allow HP entries as CheckLogs, so it's technically 'permitted'.

But in PVRC we promote NAQP as a 'gateway contest' to develop new talent.   We have added many new operators this way, for the direct benefit of radiosport through the increased activity level.

Fact is - NAQP is the only major contest with a 100-watt max power level.  A few times a year, it's great to have the band free of wide, splattering, rock-crushing signals (and I am not saying W5WMU has one - that's just a general statement).


Ken KE3X

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