[CQ-Contest] CQP Practice Session this Friday

Dean Wood cqden6de at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 17:00:58 EDT 2020

California QSO Party Practice Session
Date;    Friday Night, October 2, 2020
Time:    7:30PM - 8:00PM PDT  (Saturday, October 3 - 0230 - 0300 UTC)
Bands:    20M, 40M, 80M
Modes:    Both CW and Phone
Exchange and Center Frequencies:  Same as those shown in CQP Rules:

On CW, use the macro that you'll use in the real CQP: for example, "CQ CQP
This has the benefit of being able to be spotted by Reverse Beacon Network
so that you can review readings of your SNR from RBN stations across the
country to see how well you were being heard.

On Phone call  "CQ California QSO Party Practice"

Check your antenna SWR, CW macros, logging software, boomset, keyer, seat
cushions, refrigerator, etc. to make sure everything is working smoothly.

All are welcome to participate — especially County Expedition teams.

After the practice session, feel free to chat about the experience on 75m:
Friday, October 2 at 8:00PM PDT
Where:    3620 kHz LSB  (+/-)
Report on your status, try some signal or audio checks, ask questions, etc.

All 58 California counties will be on the air starting this Saturday,
October 3 at 1600 UTC.

CQP 2020 Organizing Team

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