You are very much welcome taking part in TOPS Activity Contest 3.5 MHz CW The contest is held every year the first week-end in December: 2006: 18:00 UTC, 2nd December to 18:00 UTC, 3rd December 2007: 18:00 UTC, 1st December to 18:00 UTC, 2nd December Frequencies: IARU 80m CW contest segment Call: CQ TAC or CQ QMF (QMF = where fists make friends) Exchange: RST 001 up TOPS members also give their membership no., e.g. 599 001/883 Points: QSO with own country 1 point, (each call area in JA,PY,U,VE,VK and W count as a separate country in this contest) QSO with own continent 2 points, QSO with other continent 6 points, QSO with /MM stations 6 points, QSO with TOPS members give 2 bonus points, QSO between TOPS members give 6 bonus points, QSO with GB6AQ gives 10 bonus points Multiplicator: Each different prefix worked is a multiplier. Prefix definition as for WPX award (e.g. SM3, SK3 are different prefixes). Total score: Total points x Multiplicators Classes: A: Single operator B: Multi operator C: QRP up to 5 Watts output, single operator Awards: Certificates of merit will be issued to the highest scorers. Results: Results will be on the WWW page and are transmitted in the packet radio network. Direct delivery on enclosure of 1 IRC. Log deadline: January 31st, Cabrillo logs preferred. Logs to: HELMUT KLEIN, OE1TKW Nauseagasse 24/26 A-1160 Wien, AUSTRIA Logs are also accepted via packet radio to OE1TKW @ OE1XAB.AUT.EU and email : firstname.lastname@example.org WWW : http://members.chello.at/oe1tkw Please tell your friends about this contest! TOPS was an international club for CW enthusiasts founded in Great Britain in 1946. It has resigned in the meantime. To still encourage CW activity and to keep former TOPS members together, this contest is held every year.