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[SD-User] LZ Open Contest

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Subject: [SD-User] LZ Open Contest
From: "Paul O'Kane" <>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 15:50:08 -0000
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The LZ Open Contest takes place from 00:00 to 05:59 UTC
on Saturday 16th January.  It is CW-only on 40 & 80m.

Rules at
SD is the preferred logger for this contest.  V14.29
is free from

  Select the "LZ Open" template.

Work everyone.

Exchange Serial + Serial Received from the previous QSO.
For you first QSO send 001 000.  No reports are exchanged.
When entering serials, 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.

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
six hours available, it's possible to have up to 12 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.

Use SDCHECK, after the contest, to create your Cabrillo .LOG
file. Email it, as an attached file, to

Please mention SD in your Cabrillo soapbox comments.  This
encourages others to try it.

Paul EI5DI

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