[CQ-Contest] First Annual SOC Marathon Sprint

Bob Patten n4bp at bc.seflin.org
Wed Mar 8 03:29:34 EST 2000

First a clarification regarding the name of our club, the Second Class 
Operator's Club.  Consider yourselves First Class Operator's who have 
been overlooked by FOC and their membership restrictions!  We are sort of 
a "second" FOC which does recognize everyone's operating proficiency and 
does not place any limits on its membership.

We will hold our first SOC Marathon Sprint this weekend, rules below.  If 
you have not yet joined SOC and would like to participate with a 
membership number of your own, contact Tim, K5OI at k5oi at zianet.com.  
At present, our membership is in the high 200's, may have even topped 300?
There are no dues.  We have our own reflector: 
(secondclassopsclub at egroups.com) and our own website: 
Membership certificates are available from Erv, W8ERV at w8erv at email.msn.com.
Our club motto is "AGN?" (or "EH?" for our Canadian friends).
If you're planning to use NA logging software, I've thrown together a 
"template" which I'll be glad to share with you.
Here's da rules, hope to see you this weekend.  To quote our club 
chaplain, SOC #0,  "God help us!"


SOC Marathon Sprint ??????
Most sprints run four hours, but since we're Second Class Op's, we
need more time!

Date/Time: Mar. 11, 2000, 1800Z through 2400Z

Exchange: Member - RST, State/Province/Country, SOC Number
        Non-Member - RST, State/Province/Country, Power Out

QSO Points: Member = 5 Points; Non-Member, Different Continent = 4 Points
        Non-Member, Same Continent = 2 Points

Multiplier: SPC (State/Province/Country) total for all bands.
        The same station may be worked on more than one  band for
        QSO  points and SPC credit.

Power Multiplier: 0 - 250 MW = X 15;
                  250 MW - 1 Watt = X 10;
                  1 W - 5 W = X 7;
                  Over 5 W = X 1.

Suggested Frequencies:
                      GENERAL       NOVICE
160 Meters 1810 KHz
80 Meters            3560 KHz       3710 KHz
40 Meters            7040 KHz       7110 KHz
20 Meter            14060 KHz
15 Meters           21060 KHz      21110 KHz
10 Meters           28060 KHz      28110 KHz
6 Meters            50128 KHz

Points (total for all bands) X SPCs (total for all bands) X Power

Apply an additional multiplier of 1.5 if using a homebrew paddle (kits such
as the NorCal / K8DD paddle qualify).

AND...  Take an additional X10 mult if sending with your left foot while
wearing SOCs.  (Of course no one will copy, so your score will be zero!)

All entries are Multi-Band to promote maximum participation.
Certificates to the top 10 scorers, and to the top scorer in each SPC.
The certificate manager reserves the right to recognize special significant
entries with a certificate award.

Entry includes a copy of the log and a separate summary sheet.
Include duplicate check sheets with entries of 100 QSOs or more.  Indicate
total time-on-the-air, and include a legible name, call, SOC Number
(if any) and address.  All entries must be received within 30 days of the
contest date.  Late entries will be counted as check logs.  Members and
non-members indicate their output power for each band. The highest power
used will determine the power multiplier. Output power is considered as
1/2 of input power.  Include a description of homebrew equipment (including
paddle or key), commercial equipment, and antennas used with each entry.

Include an SASE with your entry for a copy of the results.
Results will be posted on QRP-L and on the SOC Website.  The final decision
on all maters concerning the contests rests with the contest manager.
Entries are welcome via E-Mail to n4bp at bc.seflin.org, or by snail mail to:

                            Bob Patten, N4BP
                            2841 N.W. 112 Terrace
                            Plantation, FL  33323

Check out the Second Class Operator's Club Website!


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     Bob Patten, N4BP              ( 0 0 )               Plantation, FL 

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