Re: BBQ April 6th, 2003 [long]

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From: Russ Hines (wb8zcc@one.net)
Date: Thu Apr 03 2003 - 15:29:39 CST


Geez, NA5N was right.

Okay, may I suggest the following rules for the April 6th BBQ:

1. Work as many stations as you can QRP.
2. Pick any mode you want, as many bands as you want.
3. Work as many hours during the contest as you can stand.
4. Make a log or don't, any format. Submit a log or don't, any format.
5. Use whatever rig and antenna combo you want, whether it works or not.
6. HAVE FUN!
7. Ignore rules 1 thru 5.

My 2 cents. But if the current rules stand, I'll be busy doing something
else.

73,
Russ Hines
WB8ZCC

----- Original Message -----
From: "Noyce, Bill" <william.noyce@hp.com>
To: "Low Power Amateur Radio Discussion" <qrp-l@Lehigh.EDU>
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2003 1:50 PM
Subject: Re: BBQ April 6th, 2003 [long]

> Well, I thought the rules were complicated enough to print out, too,
> but they seem to make sense to me. (I'll admit up front to being
> naive and inexperienced...)
>
> Long exchange to practice CW, and learn more about other participants.
> Sounds reasonable, as long as you send no faster than the other
> station is prepared to copy. Info about the antenna (wire?, beam?,
> height) might be interesting too, but let's save that for next time.
>
> Moving after 10 minutes, and not calling CQ on QRP freq with >2W.
> Most of my experience is on 80 meters, where crowding isn't usually
> much of a problem. But on 40m during the Rock-Mite Flea Fest, with
> potentially a thousand rigs on the same pair of frequencies, a rule
> like this would have been helpful. I'm sure Chuck's choice of the
> time limit deliberately matches the FCC 10-minute ID requirement.
>
> Logs by request only -- sounds fine.
> Computer logging not useful -- why not, I timidly ask?
>
> Of course, nothing's perfect. Here are some reactions as I was
> reading this through the first time:
>
> Starts at 12 noon -- then I'd better finish up my SW-40+, so I won't
> be stuck on a Rock-Mite or trying 80 meters in daylight.
>
> Separate class and multiplier for single band -- maybe not use the
> 80m rig at all (it gets a workout Monday anyway).
>
> Encouragement to use 80 meters -- OK, now I'm in a quandary!
> Can I be a "single band, single rig, single mode" entry if I stay
> on 40m until 10PM, then switch to 80? No, I didn't think so...
>
> -- Bill, AB1AV


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