The Stew Perry Topband Distance Challenge has established itself as the friendly 160 meter contest. While it enjoys strong activity, the band is slightly less crowded than the major 160 meter contests. This provides more opportunities for the non super-stations to make intercontinental QSOs. After the passing of Jack, VE1ZZ in 2018, the event that takes place in October was renamed the LowBand Jack.
To see what plaques are sponosored for the 2018 – click here.
Send in your Cabrillo to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the WA7BNM log upload page.
The next events will take place on the following dates:
Big Stew – December 29, 2018
Spring Stew – March 9, 2019
Summer Stew – June 15 – 2019
LowBand Jack – October 19, 2019
Big Stew – December 28, 2019
Click here for full rules.
There was a nice article in the 1977 73 Magazine about Stew Perry himself. Here are scans of that article (thanks to WA5POK): Page58, Page59, Page60, Page61, Page62. Here are some comments by K1ZM on VE1ZZ.
Thanks to Ash, KF5EYY for help with this web page.
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