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GM Mike - point at me in DM58xn on 144.200 SSB or CW when the contest starts. I'll be there and listening for you.
No 432 for this contest.
On Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 8:24 PM, Michael Daly <arrowengineering1@...>
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.