The following article appeared on eHam – may be of interest to those of you who like CW contests:
CW Open Contest Sept. 1 and 2:
Ed Tobias (KR3E) posted on August 27, 2012
Second Annual CW Open THIS WEEKEND!
Are you ready for one of the most unique and fun contests on the air? If so, jump into the CW Open, organized by the CWops club…it’s three-contests-in-one!
Like most contests, the goal is to work as many stations as possible (in this case CW stations only). Each station may be worked once per band.
Unlike other contests, however, in the CW Open there are three separate competitions at three separate times — each is called a “session”. You can enter one, two or all three of these sessions. Each session is scored separately. For those who enter more than one session, there is also a multiple-session category that combines all your session scores into one grand total score. So, if you enter 2 or 3 sessions you will be competing in each individual session plus the multiple-session category. More chances to win!
Join us for as many sessions as you can make.
Session 1 September 1 1200-1559Z
Session 2 September 1 2000-2359Z
Session 3 September 2 0400-0759Z
The exchange is easy: just a serial number and your name.
Awards: (Sponsored by ICOM America)
•Trophy for 1st place in each time period.
•Plaque for 1st place in each power level in each time period
•Trophy for over all combined score of all three time periods.
•Plaque for 1st place for each power level in the combined score group
Note: if the same entrant wins multiple awards, they may be combined).
•Certificates for achieving more than 100 QSOs in any or all time periods.
Is it fun? Here’s what some of last year’s contestants said:
“A fun, new way to contest. Many thanks to the organizers!” – AE6Y
“Running QRP 5W from IC-7400 to a trap vertical. First time in this contest. Very enjoyable pace. Look forward to next year. – G6CSY
“Good traffic and very quick ops. Hats off….See all you next year. Ciao.” – IK0HBN
“Enjoyed every minute and looking forward to next year! 73.” – KA3DRR
For more information and full rules go to: http://www.cwops.org/cwopen.html
73 de Ed, KR3E – CWops #133
72 de Larry W2LJ – CWops #1005
QRP – When you care to send the very least!