The PreStew topband distance challenge will take place from
1500Z 17 Oct until
1500Z 18 Oct.
This is a CW only event that takes place on 160 meters. The band has been coming alive with good solid openings during darkness.
The "distance" aspect of this is a unique rule where you get more QSO points for working stations that are further away.
For example - a station in Oregon would get 2 or 3 points for working California - 8 or 9 points for working the East Coast - and 15 or 16 points for working Japan. VK6 is worth 30 points!! Furthermore - if you - or the other station - are running either low power - or QRP power - the QSO is worth more for BOTH stations involved in the QSO.
This unique scoring method encourages and rewards working those weaker signals - and benefits those who have put a lot of effort into hearing well.
This PreStew is a warmup for the "big" Stew that takes place on December 27th.
Full rules and results of previous events can be found at http://www.kkn.net/stew/.
Hope to hear you on the band tomorrow night.
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73 - Petr, OK1RP