[CQ-Contest] QCWA QSO Party this week-end - Open to everyone
phoppe at wi.rr.com
Fri Apr 3 10:59:28 PDT 2009
If you have some time this week-end, join us in the QCWA QSO Party. You
don't have to be a QCWA member to participate. Chapter 162 will put
W2MM on the air. We will have stations on SSB, CW, and PSK. The rules
for the contest are listed below.
I hope you can join us in the fun.
Big Bend, WI
*Rules for the 53rd Annual Spring & Fall QCWA QSO Party*
All licensed Radio Amateurs world wide are invited to participate in the
QCWA QSO Parties.
*Time/Dates:* The Spring QSO party commences on April 4, 2009 and the
Fall Party on September 19, 2009
They start at *1800Z* and run for a *period of 24 Hours*. CW, Phone, and
digital modes may be used.
*Frequencies: *The following 10 Bands may be used:
*160:* 1.800 - 2.000 * 20:* 14.000 - 14.350 * 6:* 50.000 -
54.000 *UHF:* above 420 Mhz
* 80:* 3.500 - 4.000 * 15:* 21.000 - 21.450 *144:* 144.000 - 148.000
* 40:* 7.000 - 7.300 * 10:* 28.000 - 29.700 *220:* 222.000 - 225.000
No contacts are permitted on the 10, 18 and 24 Mhz. bands, nor are
Crossband or Repeater Contacts allowed.
*Suggested Starting Frequencies:*
Summary paragraph-Please include with log.
*QSO's CONTACT POINTS*
CW (Digital) X 2 __________________
Phone Contacts X 1 __________________
Total Contact Points __________________(A)
Total Score (A x B) = __________________
*Category CW/Digital ( ) Phone ( ) Mixed ( )*
*Calling (CW or Phone):* /CQ QCWA/
*Information Exchange:* Call / Year / Name / Chapter, State, Prov. or
Country /. Fill all Columns on the the Log Form. For the "year" column,
indicate the last 2 digits of the year the contacted operator was first
licensed. If that station does *not* belong to a QCWA chapter show only
the State, Province or Country of its location. The latter would apply
to Non QCWA members as well as to QCWA members not affiliated with a
local chapter. *Do Not mention the term "At Large"(AL) as was done
several years ago, as this can be confused with AL for Alabama.* For
Band info, simply indicate one of the above 10 Bands in the "band"
column. Digitally produced logs should supply the same information as is
in the published log.
*Categories:* You may choose to work all modes (*MIXED*) or only
(*PHONE*) or only (*CW/DIGITAL*). Certificates will be issued for each
Category of "CW/digital", "Phone", or "Mixed"
*Scoring:* Each Phone QSO is worth *one contact point*. Each CW QSO or a
Digital Mode QSO such as RTTY, PSK31, MFSK etc. is worth *2 contact
points* (show 2 points in the QSO "Pts" Column on the Log). Any station
may be contacted once per mode per band. CW is considered a digital mode
so a station contacted both on cw and a digital mode on the same band
can only be scored once. Any station in your home QCWA chapter may be
counted only once for a maximum of one QSO per station.
*Regardless of band or mode a multiplier of only one point per contest
is allowed* for each QCWA chapter worked and for each state, Province or
Country reported from stations not belonging to a QCWA Chapter. *A
Multiplier of 3 points* will be given on each band for working our
Special Events Station *W2MM*. It is hoped to have this station active
throughout the two parties. Stations within 50 miles (80 Kms) of W2MM
may work W2MM only once for a total multiplier of 3 points. Sample logs
and a summary sheet may be requested from QCWA Headquarters with an
SASE. The address is P O Box 3247 Framingham,MA 01705-3247 USA. They are
also on the internet at www.qcwa.org . (In 2008 W2MM will be in Virginia
*Awards:* will be issued for the top 3 World Scores in each category.
A certificate will also be issued for the top score in each category in
each participating Country.
*Send Logs to: W2OD, Robert Buus, 8 Donner Street, HOLMDEL, NJ
or as an e-mail attachment to : w2od at aol.com*
(within 30 days of contest)
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