Stew Perry Home Page
Welcome to the Stew Perry Top Band Distance Challenge Home Page. You will find rules, results and other information here about this unique contest. Use the menu above to explore the site.
This event was created by a small group of contesters who were interested in 160 meters (TopBand). The most unique feature of this contest is that the point value of QSOs depends on the distance between the two stations. You are given one point plus another point for each 500 kms of distance. Points are also multiplied for lower power categories, for both the sending and receiving station.
The activity levels for this contest continue to grow, but the band tends to be less crowded than the other contests, making it easier to work DX.
The December event, which is the "Big" Stew, has the highest participation, which is due to the good conditions for the Northern Hemisphere, but also due to the Plaques that are sponsored. Lew, W7EW, has been sending out plaques and they are in shacks all around the world. The categories for the plaques are decided by the sponsors and there are plenty of ones to go around. Typically, there are plaques for stations using smaller or temporary antennas.
We hope to hear you on in a future event!!
The Boring Amateur Radio Club would like to thank Ash, KF5EYY and Bruce, WA7BNM for their help setting up these web pages. We also thank Trey, N5KO for providing a place for our web presence.