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8 p.m. to 9* p.m. 147.54 Simplex

* Announcement and rules discussion at 7:55.
The control operator may extend the finish time to allow low power stations to make more contacts.
2 Meter simplex FM operating characteristics make "The Fifth Wednesday
contest" a unique experience.  Most of the time it is not so much a
contest as an opportunity to see how far we can communicate with our 2
meter FM equipment.  It is also an opportunity for on-air
socialization.  You do NOT have to be an OTVARC member to participate.

Stations making contacts exchange call sign, power class, ZIP code, and name.

Glorious awards suitable for mounting will be presented at the next OTVARC meeting.

Classes of stations:
	A High power
	B 5 watts or less
	C 1 Watt or less
	D 400 mWatt or less
	E 200 mWatt or less

OTVARC 5th Wednesday Contest Submission

Please email caf@omen.com with your results in a plain text message.
No spreadsheets or word processor files, just plain text PLEASE.
If you can't send an email try dictating it to WA7KGX after the
contest hour finishes.  Entries are due one week after the contest.

Please state the Subject as:

Subject: OTVARC 5th Wednesday results for WX7XXX January 2014

For each contact include:
	Time in minutes past the hour
	Station contacted
	Class of station contacted
	ZIP CODE of station contacted
	Name of operator of station contacted
	Comments (if any)

Your information:    Name  Call ZIPCODE
	Maximum power you used during this contest
	Your location (N45.xxxxx w122.xxxxx) is requested.
	Interesting information on antenna(s) and power measurement optional.

Scoring:
	One point for each contact, two for each KF7 or KG7 contacted.
	Multiply by the number of different zip codes contacted
	Multiply according to the power class YOU used:
		A 1
		B 2
		C 3
		D 4
		E 5

In addition, one or two awards may be given based on new, arbitrary,
whimsical and/or outrageous scoring rules.

We encourage submission of alternative scoring rules. The only requirement is that the submitted rules be unambiguous and understandable. ---------------------------------- EXAMPLE ENTRY: 05 wa7kgx c 97231 Chuck weak but readable Unless requested, entries may be included in the contest report.