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Re: [CQ-Contest] 2006 Pa QSO Party Plans

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 2006 Pa QSO Party Plans
From: Michael Coslo <mjc5@psu.edu>
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 10:09:42 -0400
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On Oct 13, 2006, at 8:49 AM, Randy Thompson wrote:

> How many N3SH stations are there?  Are they all going to be on at  
> the same
> time?  How will we know one from another for duping?

        There will be several, operating in different counties.

        Your software will handle it in either of two ways.

        1 - by accounting for the different counties automatically when you  
set up the software. There are some good free logging programs for  
the party

        2 - If your software doesn't allow for that, you would enter the  
N3SH QSO's as a rover. In most programs that is a /R. Once you type  
the R designation into the call, the software knows to look for  
different counties.

        There will be one or two mobiles. They will be logged as mobiles of  
course, and the software will acommodate that. The mobiles will be  
staying out of the counties where there are fixed stations to avoid  

        In some other programs, such as N1MM, that will not work, as   
additions such as /R and /M are interpreted by the software as being  
from particular countries.

        We first tried the multiple special event station concept in 2003,  
and it ended up being tremendously popular.

> For you rules mavens, don't forget that the PA QSO Party is the  
> only contest
> in the world that scores in 1/2 point increments.  I think QSOs on  
> 40cw are
> worth 1.5 points each (or something like that).

        Correct. Specifically:

        160 and 80 meter QSO's are worth  2 points each
        Above 80 meters QSO's are worth 1.5 points each.

        I'm looking at the 1.5 point QSO issue very closely, as I think it  
is goofy, and prone to calculation errors.

-73 de Mike KB3EIA -

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