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From: "G3SJJ" <email@example.com>
> THE BILL WINDLE QSO PARTY (BWQP) by KZ5D
> There are two BWQPs per annum. One of the main
> reasons to take part is to generate activity on
> the frequencies that we all cherish to show there
> is enough activity to warrant the allocation to
> CW only, and to have fun!
> The next BWQP runs for the 24 hour period from
> 0000z to 2359z, Saturday 31 May 2008. Call CQ BW
> from 015 to 040kHz on all bands, excluding the
> WARC bands. The minimum exchange is RST, name,
> and FOC number (non-members will only send RST and
> name). However, feel free to engage in longer QSOs
> if you so desire.
I've added direct support for BWQP in SD. You'll need
V14.06, uploaded today 28th May. It is free from
When SD starts, give the event a name (suggest BWQP0508)
and select the "Bill Windle" template.
Since this is not a contest, it's appropriate to
send realistic signal reports. Use the RST command
to display both RST Sent and RST Rcvd. In these
circumstances, it's best not to use ESM - use your
paddles or the F-keys to send your CW.
Use Shift_F1 etc. to update your F-key memories.
F1 (CQ) : CQ BW #R #R BW
#R is your Call from the opening screen.
F2 (Exchange): #C #T JOHN 2345#E
#C is the logged callsign
#T is RST - what you actually sent
JOHN - substitute your name
2345 - substitute your FOC Number, omit if non-FOC.
#E is an embedded Enter key
F3 (TU) : TU #R BW#E
F4 (Dupe) : Same as F2 (to work them)
F5 (own Call): #R
F5 (Exchange): #T JOHN 2345#E
To get the full benefit from SD, you'll need the FOC.LST
callsign/name/number reference file - the same information
is available from the public section of the FOC website.
This file must be downloaded separately from
www.ei5di.com/sd/foc.zip. It was last updated in January
2008. Unzip it to your SD folder, and load it with SD's
FOC members can work everyone, others work FOC only.
When you type a call, SD tells you immediately whether it's
a member - and pre-fills the corresponding name and number.
If you hear an FOC number and type it, SD displays the
callsign and name - then Down Arrow will instantly move all
the info to the correct positions. If you get into trouble,
hit minus to clear the line.
> After it is over, you can send in an activity report, but
> it is not required. Members are invited to report QSO
> totals and total FOC QSOs, counted once per band; use this
> format: 125/97, indicating a total of 125 QSOs, of which
> 97 were with FOC members. Non-members will report total
> QSOs with FOC members, counted once per band.
> Send in your activity report to me at <kz5d at aol.com> no
> later than one week after the event.
There's no need to run SDCHECK. SD's score window shows
FOC and non-FOC QSO totals separately by band. The totals
are correct on reloading or restarting SD. They may not
be correct at all times following QSO edits.
> A brief report will be published in the News Sheet and a
> fuller report, including members' and non-members' comments,
> will be published in FOCUS. All non-members who submit their
> totals will also receive a copy of the results and some
> information about FOC.
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