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I’ll be QRV for the first few hours of the contest from Gallup, DM 55 and Mid-day Sunday on 2144 & 432. I’ll also be on 6 but with a dipole..
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Bill
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] [Rmvhf] Worked all New Mexico Grids award
Shudda passed this thru a review comittee. Will put a minimum distance limit and station seperation in rules to preclude this.
Thanks Bill W7QQ
On Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 8:41 AM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@...> wrote:
>>Maybe #1 will be taken by a pair of mobile stations with HTs. Could be a great way to see the state.
True, but it contributes nothing to what I'd have to imagine as the original intent of the award. It's similar to the often-maligned pair of grid-circling rovers that rack up contest points by working each other hundreds of times and making little or no effort to work others. Impressive scores, an interesting achievement, but a hollow victory.
Maybe #1 will be taken by a pair of mobile stations with HTs. Could be a great way to see the state. There'll be a fight over who gets #1 and who gets #2.
This should be fun!
On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 7:32 AM, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:
...which is how it should be. Difficult and everyone starts at the same place.
This may already be baked into the award, but I think something like this should have a special award for #1 - maybe a nice plaque, with certificates after. Obviously numbered for the top 5 or <?> ?
#1 is certainly going to be won by someone 6M Es single-hop distance away from central NM or possibly someone living in central NM.
Keith J Morehouse
Calmesa Partners G.P.
On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 10:20 PM, James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
OK Phil, we wanted an award that was achievable, but not trivial. The October 1, 2017 start date was decided on so that everyone would start from scratch.