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Subject: [SD-User] CW Open
From: Paul O'Kane <>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2012 19:34:26 +0100
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The 2012 CW Open, sponsored by the CW Operator's Club, takes place in three separate 4-hour
sessions this weekend.  You can enter any number of
the sessions - they're all scored individually.

Anyone can enter - times are

Saturday 1st September  1200-1559Z
Sunday   2nd September  0400-0759Z

It is CW-only on the 6 HF contest bands.
Rules at

SD V16.00a is free and unrestricted in this event
-  You don't need to be registered
or have a key file.

  Select the "CW Open" template.

Everyone works everyone.  Exchange Serial and Name.
There's no 5NN - that's so last century!

One point per QSO, but a multiplier for each different
valid callsign worked, regardless of band.

Some hints about logging the exchange.
Type the serial and name as a single continuous
field, for example 23FRED, followed by Enter - SD
expands this to 023 FRED.

After entering a matching callsign, you'll find that
SD pre-fills the names of CW Ops members and places
the cursor at the start of the name.  When you type
the serial, it will appear in front of the pre-filled
name.  Hit Enter as soon as you've completed the
serial to log the QSO.

You should experiment with a test file first!

Use SDCHECK to create your Cabrillo log, and upload
it at

Please mention SD in your Cabrillo soapbox comments,
especially the fact that it's free in the CW Open.

Paul EI5DI

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