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The NAQCC Spring 2007 Rag Chew Award

Results:

Call    Number of rag chews
K3WWP      17
KB3LFC      8

Soapbox:

K3WWP - If we counted 20-29 minute QSO's, I'd have a lot more. I don't know how many times after rolling along so well, an XYL would call, a phone would ring, someone couldn't think of anything else to say, etc., and the QSO would end short of the mark. I am good at stretching out a QSO to 30 minutes once we hit 24-25 minutes, and did so when I could, unless I sensed the other party really had to QRT immediately, then I let him go quickly. I think there are some folks though who think the complete definition of a QSO is RST, QTH, Name, Rig, WX, QRU, 73. Personally I like to find out more about the person I am working, but that is not always possible. Oh, and of course the band often changes on a good QSO. That also cut off a few potential 30 minute rag chews before they completed. Still it was an awful lot of fun, as are all of our NAQCC challenges. I can't think of one that I didn't enjoy tremendously, although actually technically this was an award and not one of our challenges.

KB3LFC - Looking forward to next year's spring rag chew award, and hoping to do better.


Comments:

Tom wants to encourage all members to engage in rag chewing during the spring season each year. This award should appeal to those who want to engage in club activities but don't care for our sprints, challenges, or bear hunt for whatever reason.


Time Frame For Qualifying QSO's:

The moment of the Northern Hemisphere vernal equinox through the moment of the summer solstice - or -

For 2007 that's Mar 21, 0007Z through June 21, 1806Z


Basic Award Premise:

Make rag chews of 30 minutes or longer duration during the time frame.


Categories:

None


Equipment:

YOU:
Power: QRP
Antenna: Any

HAM YOU WORK:
Power: Any
Antenna: Any


QSOs:

All QSO's must last at least 30 minutes.


Other:

None.


Certificate:

Issued for the 3 hams making the most total rag chews for a fee of $3.00 each.


Web Site Listing:

All entries will receive a listing on this page. The three certificate winners will be listed on the award winners page.


Endorsements:

None.


Logs:

Send a list before June 28, 2007 with one QSO per line containing at least the following sorted in ascending order by date and start time:
Date, Start time, Call, Band, End time.


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