[CQ-Contest] 2015 CW Open Contest - SEP 5 - 0000Z - Please Mark Your Calendar

dfaklis at frontiernet.net dfaklis at frontiernet.net
Mon Aug 17 21:45:04 EDT 2015

You Are Invited to the 2015 CW Open!    September 5, 2015

A competitive international event with winning rates over 100 QSO's/hour....every hour. 

Unique multipliers enhance strategy and scoring for all operators in all regions of the world.

The CWops CW Open consists of three separate 4-hour fast-paced CW contests with rigorous log checking.

* September 5: 0000-0359Z; 1200-1559Z; 2000-2359Z
* Participate in 1, 2 or all 3 sessions
* 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters

Each session is scored separately; several chances to win

* Awards for each session, each ITU Region
* Awards for combined session scores

Comprehensive logging software support (see http://www.cwops.org/cwopen.html)

* Exchange is sequential Serial Number and Name (e.g. 4 Alex), starting at 1 for each session
* One (1) point per QSO, work stations once per band, per session
* For each session, each different call sign is a multiplier the first time it is worked on any band 
* Each session is logged separately and begins with 0 points and 0 multipliers

Awards (Thank You ICOM America for the Beautiful Awards!)

* Trophy, high score, each session, each ITU Region (9 trophies)
* Plaque, high score, each of HP, LP and QRP, each session, each ITU Region (27 plaques)
* Trophy, high combined score (all sessions), each ITU Region (3 trophies)

* HP = Legal power above 100 watts
* LP = 100 watts or less
* QRP = 5 watts or less
* Single Operators Only
* Team Competition: No geographical limitations (http://www.cwops.org/cwopen.html)
* Packet, Skimmer, and Reverse Beacon Network systems are allowed!
* Rules at www.cwops.org/cwopen.html

Any questions or help finding a team, please email NW2K at arrl.net

Please post this invitation to your club email reflector and inform your friends.  Please register teams early using the form on the CW Open rules web page.

Thanks and see you on September 5! 

73, Dean, NW2K
Contest Manager

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