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1000 Miles Per Watt Award

Comments:

NOTE: We are adding an antenna description to the award winners page because of curiosity in just what kind of simple wire antenna our winners are using. So please add a BRIEF antenna description when you apply for an award. Examples: Dipole @ 30'; Random wire @ 25'; Inv V @ 50'; etc.

To show the super-efficiency of CW, this award is issued to anyone who demonstrates that efficiency by making a QSO using QRP or QRPp and a simple wire antenna per NAQCC standards where the distance between stations divided by power in watts is greater than 1000. You can find a distance calculator here.


Time Frame For Qualifying QSO's:

January 1, 2004 0000Z through the present


Basic Award Premise:

Make a QSO using 5 watts or less power and a simple wire antenna in which distance(miles) / power(watts) is greater than 1000.


Categories:

None.


Equipment:

YOU:
Power: QRP
Antenna: Simple Wire per NAQCC standards

HAM YOU WORK:
Power: Any
Antenna: Any


QSOs:

Our general rule that the power used to initiate a QSO is the power that counts is especially true for this award. You can't start a QSO then keep lowering power to get a better MPW figure.


Other:

None.


Certificate:

A certificate sent to you via email is FREE. You may make a monetary donation, only if you wish to do so. There is no obligation to do so. If you want us to print your certificate and send it via regular mail, the fee is $3.00 per certificate.


Endorsements:

None.


Web Site Listing:

All QSO's listed for which a certificate was issued.


Logs:

Submit a log with one line per QSO containing at least the following info:
Date, Time, Call, Band, Location, Power, Distance, MPW, Antenna description.


See General Award Rules for information applying to this and all other awards.