The LZ Open Contest takes place from 00:00 to 03:59 UTC
on Saturday 18th January. It is CW-only on 40 & 80m.
Rules at www.lzopen.com/lz-open-contest/rules/rulesF.htm
SD V17.26 is free from www.ei5di.com.
Do not use earlier versions. V17.26 fixes a display
error on the logging line.
Select the "LZ Open" template.
Exchange Serial + Serial Received from the previous QSO.
Send 001 000 for your first QSO. There are no reports.
When logging exchanges, log the two serials in the
same field - you should separate them with Space or /.
There's no need to enter leading zeros. For example,
5/32 is logged as 005 032, and 005 is used by SD's keyer
in your exchange for the next QSO. Please experiment
with a test log before the contest.
Dupes are a function of time only, regardless of band.
A dupe is any QSO with a particular station within 30
minutes of the previous QSO. You may work each station
every 30 minutes or so throughout the contest. In the
four hours available, it's possible to have up to 8 QSOs
with a single station. SD displays an individual
countdown timer for every callsign, and highlights those
that have recently become available to work again.
Before the contest, update SD's F2 CW memory (the exchange),
with Shift-F2, to remove the #R (RST) parameter. Suggest
Use SDCHECK, after the contest, to create your Cabrillo
.LOG file, and send it to lz1gl at yahoo dot com
Please mention SD in your Cabrillo soapbox comments.
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