[CQ-Contest] US Counties QSO Party-SSB
snichols at mvosprey.com
Mon Apr 21 16:58:58 EDT 2003
Hi again everyone...
Another quick reminder that the inaugural running of the U.S. Counties
QSO Party - SSB will take place May 17 and 18, 2003.
This is a 48 hour event, starting at 0000z May 17/03 and ending at 2359z
Formerly known to most as the County Hunters Contest - SSB, the U.S.
Counties QSO Party - SSB is sponsored by MARAC (The Mobile Amateur Radio
Awards Club). All amateurs worldwide are invited to participate. Lots of
plaques and certificates for winners/participants.
Full rules and information is available at
http://www.stpaulisland.net/countycontest.html including downloadable
listings of the 5 letter codes assigned to each of the 3,077 US counties
(multipliers) in WORD, EXCEL, TXT and PDF formats. These are all very
lengthy, but the Excel version is likely the shortest for printing...
We are still very hopeful that a fully functional Writelog module will
be ready for this years contest. Details will be posted on the above
website when/if this happens...
Basically, US stations work everyone (includng other US stations) and
stations outside the US work US stations only. In other words, at least
one station must be in a US County for the QSO to count... All 3,077 US
counties are multipliers, and mobile stations are worth extra bonus
points...Of course, mobile operation is strongly encouraged, and if you
would like to post your planned mobile trip (or even fixed operation),
there is a place to do that on the above website as well...One mobile
station has indicated to us that he'll be putting out some 70 different
counties during this contest...
Can't go to Dayton? Well, this is the next best thing...Hope to hear you
If you have questions or need more information, please email me directly
and I'll try to help...
73, Scott VE1OP
Advisor to the Organizing Committee
2003 US Counties QSO Party-SSB
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