[CQ-Contest] Iowa & Illinois QSO Parties this weekend

Pat Cain KØPC k0pc at mchsi.com
Wed Oct 12 22:21:03 EDT 2016

I have operated mobile in the Iowa QSO Party (my home state) the past 
few years and I will be there again on Saturday. This year I am going to 
stay over and operate the Illinois QSO Party on Sunday too. A double 
header on the road sounds like fun.

*IA QSO Party - Saturday 1400Z to 2300Z*
I will operate the Iowa QSO Party from the following counties:
Clark 1400Z, Union 1415Z, Adams 1445Z, Montgomery 1515Z, Mills 1550Z, 
Fremont 1600Z, Page 1615Z, Taylor 1645Z, Ringgold 1720Z, Decatur 1750Z, 
Wayne 1820Z, Appanoose 1850Z, Davis 1925Z, VanBuren 1955Z, Lee 2030Z, 
Des Moines 2110Z, Henry 2140Z, Louisa 2205Z, Muscatine 2235Z, Scott if 
time permits.
I will try to hit 40M & 20M from each county, CW only.

This route hits many of the towns I rode my bike through last summer on 
RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa). I hope the 
hills are easier this time around.

You can follow me at http://tinyurl.com/K0PC-IAQP-2016 during the day.

*IL QSO Party - Sunday 1700Z to 0100Z*
I will operate the Illinois QSO Party from the following counties:
Rock Island 1700Z, Mercer 1715Z, Warren 1740Z, Henderson 1805Z, Hancock 
1840Z, McDonough 1900Z, Fulton 1930Z, Knox 2000Z, Peoria 2015Z, Stark 
2035Z, Marshall 2105Z, Putnam 2125Z, Bureau 2145Z, Henry 2232Z, 
Whiteside 2250Z, Lee 2330Z, Ogle 2350Z, Carroll 0010Z, Stephenson 0030Z, 
Jo Daviess 0050Z.
I will try to hit 40M & 20M from each county, 80M later in the day, CW only.

You can follow me at http://tinyurl.com/K0PC-ILQP-2016 during the day.

When you tire of raking leaves sit down at the radio for a few minutes 
and look for me near x.042MHz. Hopefully 40M propagation will be just 
about right.

73, Pat K0PC

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