Topband: The Stew Perry TopBand Contest is Nearly Here.
w7ew at arrl.net
Tue Dec 26 15:36:40 EST 2017
Greetings 160M DX Contesters and Seekers,
The starting gong is getting closer for The Stew Perry TopBand DX
Challenge sponsored by The Boring Amateur Radio Club. It happens this
weekend coming up. In order to learn the exact times and rules and other
interesting information about this unique radiosport contest just drive your
browser over to http://www.kkn.net/stew/
The contesters themselves sponsor the plaques honoring various
categories that are felt to be important. You can join this august group of
forward thinking radio pillars. It is not too late! The cost is $65 and
email to me describing the category you'd like to sponsor. The list so far:
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 160M trap/load
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
Long Isl. DX
Society,N1LI Top Score from an IOTA recognized Island
WA6CDR N5IA Memorial- Top # Grids Worked
KU1CW/7 Top Score World, S/O, <21 year old, >200 QSOs
If you want to compete for a particular plaque, please indicate in
comments, enclosed with your log entry, just which plaque or two you think
have a shot at winning. The Boring Amateur Radio Club does a lot of things
well but the reading of minds is not one of them. If some mutant contester
for 2 plaques, the mutant will only receive 1 plaque with the other one
the next best qualified for that category.
You still have a few days to spiff your 160M station, schedule the
time off from
whatever duties you are saddled with, and consider just how you will spend
14 hours during the fairest and funnest 160M contest in our solar system.
Questions are always entertained after the Beverages are airborne and
greens are thawed.
There will most likely be a near final listing of plaques posted
daylight hours during the Stew hours of operation. The Boring Amateur Radio
Club also accepts post contest plaques if you forgot, thought up a killer
or just achieved desincarceration.
73 and I remain,
The Boring Amateur Radio Club Committee on Stew Incitement
w7ew at arrl.net
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