[WWYC] Texas QSO Party -please be active!
Fri, 22 Sep 2000 13:18:48 -0500
It is good to be QRV once again. Here are the rules to one of my favorite
contests. Please make an effort to work in the contest! I hope to work
you in the contest. Unfortunately 3,5 and 7 MHz are still extremely noisy
here in the tropics.
THE TEXAS QSO PARTY - 2000
Sponsored by the Northwest Amateur Radio Society (NARS) in Houston, Texas
To provide competition for Amateur Radio Operators to contact as many Texas
stations in as many different Texas counties as possible. To provide county
hunters the opportunity to contact rare Texas counties during the published
contest time and in accordance with the rules of operation.
RULES OF OPERATION:
1. Operation will be permissible only in accordance with current FCC rules
or your country’s rules.
2. The use of spotting nets, by way of repeaters, packet nodes, simplex
operation; telephone or any other means is permissible in multi-op and
3. Operation on all bands and modes is permitted, except on 30 meters, 17
meters and 12 meters.
4. Stations may be worked once per band per mode.
4a. Texas mobiles may be worked once per band/mode from each county.
4b. Texas mobiles may work stations once per band/mode from each county
5. The Texas QSO Party operating times will be from 1400Z on the 30th of
September to 0500Z on the 1st of October and from 1400Z to 2000Z on the 1st
of October. Stations may work the entire contest period. All logs must be
submitted no later than October 31, 2000.
6. For purposes of clarification, separate logs may be submitted for each
mode. Dupe sheets
are required for all stations submitting more than 200 contacts. Texas
mobiles can use separate logs per county.
Non Texas stations use RS/T, State, Country, Canadian Province, or maritime
region.Texas stations use RS/T and County.
Single transmitter QRP (less than 10 watts phone and less than 5 watts CW
and other modes)
Multi transmitter QRP (less than 10 watts phone and less than 5 watts CW
and any other mode)
Single operator assisted
Texas Mobile Single Op (includes assisted)
Texas Mobile Multi Op
CW Only – NEW THIS YEAR*
Count two (2) points per phone QSO with any station.
Count three (3) points per CW and other digital mode QSOs with any station.
Non - Texas Stations
Count two (2) points per phone QSO with any Texas station
Count three (3) points per CW and other digital mode QSOs with any Texas
Non - Texas stations
Your multiplier is the number of Texas counties worked. A maximum of two
hundred fifty four (254) multipliers is allowed.
Your multipliers are the number of states worked plus the number of Texas
counties worked plus each Canadian province worked (13 total) plus each
DXCC country worked excluding USA, Canada, Alaska and Hawaii. All
additional DXCC contacts worked count for points. Washington DC QSOs count
as Maryland contacts.
Multiply the total QSO points times your multiplier to arrive at your final
Non - Texas Stations
Add one hundred (100) bonus points to your FINAL SCORE for every ten (10)
Texas mobiles worked per band per mode.
Add one hundred (100) points to your FINAL SCORE for every ten (10) Texas
mobiles worked per band per mode.
Add five thousand (5000) points to your FINAL SCORE per every five counties
covered with at least five contacts in each county. Add one hundred (100)
points to your FINAL SCORE for every ten (10) Texas mobiles worked per band
FINAL FINAL SCORE:
Add bonus points to your Final score.
Texas Mobiles Scoring Example:
Worked 284 phone QSO’s and 50 CW QSO’s. Texas mobiles may work stations
once per band/mode from each county covered and all count as contacts for
total QSO’s…. but each state, Canadian province and DXCC contact only
counts once each for multipliers even if they were worked several times
from different counties covered.
284 phone QSO’s X 2 pts each = 568 pts…50 CW QSO’s X 3 pts each = 150
pts...568 + 150 = 718 pts
Worked 24 Texas counties….. 30 States….. and 1 Canadian Province….. for 55
718 pts X 55 multipliers = 39,490 pts
Operated from 31 counties in Texas with 5 or more contacts in 29 counties =
25,000 bonus pts. (since you must have groups of 5 counties with 5 or more
contacts each only 25 counties with 5 or more count towards the bonus in
Worked 10 Texas Mobile stations…for 100 bonus points. (Each Texas Mobile
worked only counts once for bonus pts…but counts as additional contacts in
different counties and bands or modes.)
39,490 pts + 25,000 bonus pts for working 5 contacts in each of 25 counties
+ 100 bonus pts for 10 Texas Mobiles =
a Final Final Score of 64,590 pts
CW – 40 to 60 kHz up from the bottom of the band; Novice/Tech 30 kHz up
PHONE - 25 kHz up in General segments and 28.300 - 28.500
VHF - 50.200…..144.200…..46.55
The Northwest Amateur Radio Society shall appoint a QSO Party Committee
whose responsibilities shall include
the publication of the Texas QSO Party announcement in amateur radio
magazines, journals, newsletters
published by NARS and other publications deemed appropriate. The committee
shall oversee the receipt
of logs and has the final authority to resolve issues relating to rules of
the contest and the tabulation of
aggregate club scores. The Texas QSO Party shall also be responsible for
the issuance of all Texas QSO Party awards.
Send logs and summary sheet via mail (paper or disk) to Texas QSO Party
Committee, 17007 Hillview Lane, Spring, Texas 77379 or by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org, by October 31, 2000. Results will be posted on the internet
contest reflector. On request, they will be sent via email…. and via U.S.
Mail to those who send a SASE with their request letter. TQP is supported
by NA Contest Software from LTA @ (216) 565-9950 and TR Contest Software @
(512) 416 -7010.
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