[CQ-Contest] NAQP power - read the rules

Stephen Bloom sbloom at acsalaska.net
Mon Jan 11 23:42:25 EST 2016

This seems like much ado about not much ..everyone in the contesting
community knows that this is a LP contest.  Like any contest, there will be
some who just hand out some Qs.  I'd rather they stick to the power limit
.. for the reasons stated earlier .. more than anything ..not wiping out the
guys who are running 100W, but really ..who is actually going to make a real
effort in a contest where they are a check log?  Not enough to worry about.
FWIW .. I had a fair number of Qs in this one with guys who have never been
in one of my contest logs before ..including one /AG sending on a straight
key (which I assume means he wasn't using a code reader), so looks like NAQP
works quite nicely for some who are intimidated by the KW Alley guys.  I'm
not sure why W5WMU wanted to test his new array with HP in a LP contest ..
but I wouldn't expect a lot of copycats.

Steve KL7SB

-----Original Message-----
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kr2q at optimum.net
Sent: Monday, January 11, 2016 4:04 PM
To: Bruce Horn <bhorn at hornucopia.com>
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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] NAQP power - read the rules


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 fun.  

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
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Sent: Monday, January 11, 2016 5:39:21 AM
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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