[CQ-Contest] NAQP Power Level

Tim Shoppa tshoppa at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 10:43:48 EST 2016

On Sun,1/10/2016 1:23 PM, Radio K0HB wrote:
> If a guy is not competing for a prise, why do we care what (legal) power
level they use?

NAQP is a perfect "training ground" for new contesters. For me it was very
much the gateway into other bigger contests.

In particular new contesters need to be able to find and hold a CQ
frequency to learn what it's like to run a frequency. Experience running a
frequency gets them excited about contesting and also turns them into
better S&P operators too, as they now know what the running guy hears and

This would be very hard for a newbie 100W station to do if they had
competition from experienced contesters at legal limit for that run

Tim N3QE

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