I see that the WWDXC Western Washington DX Club has posted the updated rules
for the annual Salmon Run contest in pdf format:
It's our state version of a QSO party, but with significantly sized and tasty
bits of salmon for prizes. If you can't get to the fish market at Pike Place
Fish Market in Seattle ( http://www.pikeplacefish.com/ ) for your salmon,
consider this contest.
Washington Salmon Run
September 19-20, 2009
1600Z - 0700Z Saturday
1600Z - 2400Z Sunday
Each year the Western Washington DX Club sponsors the Washington Salmon Run, a
QSO Party where stations outside Washington contact Washington stations and
counties, and Washington stations contact any other station, inside or outside
the state. Last year 221 entries reported 28, 850 QSOs in the Salmon Run, and
four stations worked all 39 Washington counties during the event! Seventeen
Salmon Awards went to call-area and country winners outside Washington, and
twelve Salmon Awards went to in-state category winners. In addition, three
entries won plaques for Out of Washington Low Power (sponsored by N7UK),
Eastern Washington Low Power (sponsored by the Spokane DX Association, and
Washington Club Multi-Operator/Single Transmitter (sponsored by K7WA).
The Salmon Run recognizes Single-Operator and Multi-Operator, High Power, Low
Power, and QRP, as well as CW, Phone, Digital, and Mixed Modes. You can
operate from your home station, go mobile, on a County Expedition, or a County
Rove. There is also a category called Unlimited where almost anything goes,
the only limitation being that all transmitters have to be in the same county!
Look for the Western Washington DX Club station W7DX handing out 500 bonus
points for QSOs on Phone, CW, and Digital.
See the 2009 Salmon Run website for Rules, a County Activity list, Prizes, and
more Salmon Run information.
Whether you get on for one hour or the whole weekend, you will have a great
experience in the 2009 Washington Salmon Run!
Stephen L. Sala
Spokane DX Association
Nine Mile Falls, WA
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