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Subject: [SD-User] FOC QSO Party
From: Paul O'Kane <>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:47:27 +0000
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The FOC QSO Party takes place on Saturday 22nd March -
all day, 0000 - 2359.  It is CW-only on the 6 HF contest
bands, 15-40kHz up from the band edges.

Rules at

This is a QSO Party, and not a contest.  Everyone
is welcome, members and non-members alike, and
there's no need to send in a log - simply report
your QSO totals shown in SD's Score Window.

SD V17.30 is free from

 Select the "FOC QSO Party" template.

FOC members work everyone. Others work FOC members
only - the ones giving a number as well as their
name.  If you're not a member, just give your name.
Call CQBW - the BW stands for Bill Windle G8VG (SK),
after whom this event used to be named.

SD prefills the exchange (Name & FOC Number) when
a member's call is typed, and tracks members and
non-members worked by band.

If you hear and type a membership number (instead
of a callsign), SD displays the callsign and name,
and dupe-checks the QSO.  If it's not a dupe, Enter
moves the call to the callsign field and, again,
pre-fills the exchange.

When using SD to send exchanges, whether directly
or with WinKey, use Shift-F2 to update SD's exchange
with your Name, or Name and Number as appropriate.

Send a brief note to with your QSO
totals - members and non-members by band.  Again,
these are shown in SD's Score Window. There's
no need to create or submit a Cabrillo log,

Paul EI5DI

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