December 31 2014
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 146.48 Simplex
Alternate in case of QRM: 146.58
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 H Handheld radio with attached antenna used V (Virtual Ham) Radio operated by AI/Voice Recognition program OTVARC 5th Wednesday Contest Submission Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 October 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 H 6 V 3 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 will be included in the contest report.