Topband: The Stew Perry TopBand DXC is 2 Weeks Away!
w7ew at arrl.net
Sat Dec 16 00:26:12 EST 2017
Greetings TopBand Contesters,
It is only about 2 weeks until the starting gong is heard around the
world for The Stew Perry TopBand Distance Challenge sponsored
by The Boring Amateur Radio Club. The times, dates, rules and such
live at http://www.kkn.net/stew/ Please read up on this different
kind of radio competition. It is unique for the distance and power
scoring, an exchange that actually means something and the plaque
program where the categories are determined by the contesters and
not the Club. You can join the Radio Stalwarts listed below by simply
sending us your idea for a plaque and $65. Email me for details.
KL7RA Top # QSOs, S/O
EI2CN W/K/N/VE/XE station with most Qs with EI/British Isles
W2GD Team- Top # Qs, NA/SA by a EU station
N9TF Top # Grid Squares, QRP,S/O,NA with non-resonant antenna
< 40' above the ground
WQ4RP Top Score Multi-Op, QRP, World
K2AV "Master of the Small Lot" Top score from property
containing antennas < 1/3 acre or 1,350 Meters Sq,
or 14,520 feet sq.
N9TF Top Score US/SO/LP, multi band vertical-no trap/load or
resonator- tuner at Rig only
W9XR "W3GH Memorial" Top Score FN Grid Block
VK6VZ Top Score-Northern Hemisphere Station working Southern
Hemisphere Stations- Winner receives Flying
Doctors of VK baseball hat.
K7FL Top Score 100% Search & Pounce
K2PO Top Score, S/O, Low Power, Zone 3
KH6LC VK-ZL Challenge- Top Score, S/O, VK-ZL
KR2Q Golden Log Plaque- Most QSOs without a bust
Dr. Beldar L1AR Top Score, S/O, Using Temporary Antenna erected on or
after Dec. 3, 2017- because as we all know- Some
temporary antennas will outlive their SK owners!
WA8WZG Top Score, Low Power, 6 character call sign
W7RH Top Score, Low Power Asia
N2KW "Speed Demon"- Most QSOs during error free 1 hour period
VK6GX "Heroic Tropical QRN Fighters" Top Score +/- 15 deg
of the Equator
EI4HQ Top Score, Low Power < 150W
UX1UA Top # NA + SA QSOs by Zone 16 Station
The Stew Perry is an old fashioned contest emphasizing the Operator's
abilities to make QSOs out of the thin, cold air. It is a CW contest where
almost all Ops will slow down if you ask them (QRS) to do so.
Some Ops were distraught last year when they produced very nice
scores from their region but no plaques were available. We suggest that
in any region where this might happen that the Ops support a regional
plaque or challenge their contemporaries to take up a collection for a
plaque to do battle over. Its always better to have something to point to.
We have suggested that you actively complete all December chores
rapidly and with a smile, so that the evening of Dec. 30 you can join the
There will a few more reminders, such as this one detailing the
growing plaque list and to exhort the competitors to always mention in
their log submissions exactly what plaques that they are competing for.
73 and I remain,
The Boring Amateur Radio Club Committee on Contesting
w7ew at arrl.net
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