[CQ-Contest] NAQP power - read the rules

kr2q at optimum.net kr2q at optimum.net
Mon Jan 11 20:03:40 EST 2016


Well, I've been writing and reading rules for many decades now, and, at least for me, the 
excerpt I cited seems to clearly indicate that if you want to run HP, that's ok, but don't
 expect it to count.

So based on your "more informed" understanding of the rules, as a former manager, is the
idea that you (royal you) would rather have less participation, IE, "don't get on the air to
make any QSOs in the NAQP," than to have someone use HP, even if they don't send in a log?

Honestly, that just seems crazy to me.  Of course, I am the first to admit that I am not a
die-hard NAQPer.  I (rarely) get on, and usually that is only to give out points and have some

de Doug KR2Q

Bruce wrote:


The intent of this rule is to specify the consequences of using high power (not an entry, will be used as a check log) for those who may not have noticed that the NAQPs are low power contests. It was not meant to encourage the use of high power.

73 de Bruce, WA7BNM   (bhorn at hornucopia.com)
Former NAQP manager

----- Original Message -----
From: kr2q at optimum.net
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Subject: [CQ-Contest] NAQP power - read the rules

Gee whiz.  Guys can run a KW if they want to.

Note the excerpt from the RULES below.

Submissions that indicate the use of high power will be used as check logs
[end snip]

see http://www.ncjweb.com/NAQP-Rules.pdf
Section 15

Does that not indicate that one may run HP if they so choose?

de Doug KR2Q

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