IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS REGARDING THE 2011 POISSON d'AVRIL CONTEST
FROM THE OFFICES OF Hungadunga, Hungadunga, Hungadunga, Hungadunga, and McCormick, special counsel to the Poisson d'Avril Contest Committee:
Two important rule changes will be in effect for the 2011 Pd'A.
1. Log Submission Deadline
many have noted, the 2011 Russian DX Contest required that entrants
expecting to place in the top 3 in their category must submit their logs
within 48 hours of the end of the contest. The Pd'A Contest Committee
applauds this move, and not to be outdone, will institute a similar rule
this year. ALL LOGS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN 48 HOURS BEFORE THE
BEGINNING OF THE CONTEST. NO EXCEPTIONS (except as noted in the second
important rule change below).2. Process for Selecting Winner in 2011
the beginning, the Poisson d'Avril contest has been won every year by
the same entrant, K1DG. This year, K1DG is too busy to prepare his
station and psyche for the grueling trial of the Pd'A. Therefore, he
will not be entering this year.
it will finally be possible for another entrant to win the coveted
Poisson d'Avril Trophy. But contests (especially this one) are not won
simply on the basis of score.
year's winner will be determined the old-fashioned way...by using cash
to influence the Committee. No, really! We're not kidding.
will have the opportunity to bid on the First-Place trophy. Beginning
on 1 April 2011, bids will be accepted by email and updated daily on
this site. Email bidding will close on Friday, May 20 at noon EDT (1600
UTC). Bids will still be accepted in person at the Dayton Hamvention
until noon on Saturday, May 21.
The winner will be announced at the Dayton Hamvention(R) Contesting Forum at 2:00 PM EDT.
winning bid will be considered a contribution to WRTC2014, and may be
paid via the Northern California DX Foundation, fundraising partner for
In fact, if you don't want to bid, your donation for WRTC2014 is still welcome. See www.wrtc2014.org for details.