Topband: Stew's Beef

Jim F. j_fitton at
Tue Jan 5 18:18:06 EST 2016

You are preaching to the choir !I  have offered to format and submit the logof one ham and would do the same 
for anyone that I know of.  My guess is 
that almost all enjoy contesting and do
turn in a log.

      From: Tree <tree at>
 To: Jim F. <j_fitton at> 
Cc: Greg Chartrand <w7my at>; "topband at" <topband at>
 Sent: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 5:38 PM
 Subject: Re: Topband: Stew's Beef
One incentive for the QRPers (or even Low Power guys) to send in their log is to provide the full QSO points possible for the stations they work.
Without their logs - I have no choice but to score their QSOs at 1X - as if they were running high power.
Tree N6TR
On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 2:29 PM, Jim F. via Topband <topband at> wrote:

I am a QRPer and submit my anemic log but know of a pedestrian mobile QRP operatorwho does not and there may be others who do not submit a lousy log. However with all the vagaries of operators and contesters and contests
fun is the ultimate name of the game for most.
Here on the frozen right coast we even enjoy QRP Fox hunts on 160m to extend theTop Band fun and learn something about it's propagation to boot. 

The season is short but the fun is long and old Stew would be tickled to deathto see such fun !
Jim / W1FMR

      From: Greg Chartrand via Topband <topband at>
 To: "topband at" <topband at>
 Sent: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 4:16 PM
 Subject: Topband: Stew's Beef

I asked Stew a very similar question. He said in effect-
"Contests are only good for working DX. I don't participate in contests but I work the DX that shows up for them".
So most likely Stew would operate his own contest, work DX but would not submit a log.
Without taking a particular position on this issue, I have to wonder if any consideration has been given to this contest's namesake.  How, exactly, would Stew Perry have felt about more contests (especially in his name) on Top Band?

Personally, I have no idea.  I pose the question merely for reflection/discussion.


Mark -- WA9ETW
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