Speciel for kommende radioamatører
1. Contest period: 1500Z for 24 hours. A maximum of 14 hours ontime is permitted. Off times must be a minimum of 30 minutes without any QSOs. Dates: Big Stew - December 30/31 2017. Pre Stew - October 21/22 2017. Summer Stew - June 17/18th 2017. Spring Stew - March 11/12th 2017. 2. Bands and mode: 160 meters CW only. 3. Categories: Single operator or multi-operator; high, low or QRP power. Low power is 100 watts or less output. QRP is 5 watts or less output. High power is 1500 watts output or whatever you can legally run in your country - whichever is less. 4. Exchange: Four character grid square (i.e. CN85). RST is optional. 5. QSO Points: The number of QSO points for each contact depends on the distance between the two stations. This is computed by taking the distance between the centers of the two grid squares. Count a minimum of one point per QSO and an additional point for every 500 kilometers distance. For example, a QSO with a station 1750 kilometers away will count for 4 QSO points. No additional distance for long path is allowed. QSO Points are multiplied by 2X if you work a low power station and 4X for working a QRP station. This is done based upon received logs and is computed automatically during the log checking process. Do not worry if your logging software does not compute the QSO points. Our automated log checking software does this.