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W9WDX April Fool's 6 & 10 Meter Contest!

Discussion in 'Worldwidedx.com Amateur Radio Club' started by Moleculo, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Moleculo

    Moleculo Administrator Staff Member

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    W9WDX April Fool's 6 & 10 Meter Contest!

    Announcing the W9WDX April Fool's 6 & 10 meter contest! Get on the air and have fun making contacts with other W9WDX members.

    Rules

    • Contest is for W9WDX members only. Any licensed amateur may join the W9WDX club at any time, even during the contest to participate.
    • Frequencies for the contest are all of 6 meters and the portion of 10 meters authorized for the U.S. Technician Class: 50-54 Mhz & 28.0-28.5 Mhz.
    • Contest time: 310000 Zulu to 020000 Zulu (That's 5PM Pacific Fri - 5PM Pacific Sun)
    • Modes of Operation - all modes authorized for the band are allowed.
    • How to win - The individual that makes the most contacts with other W9WDX members wins!
    Procedures

    • You must post your contacts in a thread with your username in the subject in this forum section: W9WDX Contest Logs. One thread per member, edit the thread as needed to update your log.
    • You have until the end of the contest period to post contacts.
    • Post the callsign of the contact and the contact number, one row per contact. You can post a comment about the contact if desired (signal report, etc.).
    • The easiest method to post contacts is to use your contact thread as your log while operating.
    • You may use the W9WDX forum to post where you are listening, modes of operation, etc.
    There might be a prize for the winner, details are still being finalized. Most importantly, HAVE FUN!


    If you have any questions, please let us know.



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  2. kd-5-bgt

    kd-5-bgt W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    this soun ds like a good time to be had by all !! If I am not working I will give this one a shot
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  3. hookedon6

    hookedon6 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    although I am a Amateur Extra,.............. I LIKE keeping it below 28.500 for the newer TECH's(y)

    however,.......... with the poor band conditions lately, you may want to split out phone as a seperate catagory because the CW/PSK/ect. ops will have an advantage:D
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  4. n0zna

    n0zna W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I will be on the

    usual freq 28.430 and 50.125 hope to hear everyone de n0zna in tornado alley..73
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  5. Moleculo

    Moleculo Administrator Staff Member

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    Maybe we should award 2 points for a phone contact!

    My cw is sooooo bad. :(. Psk31 might be the ticket, though!
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  6. eggman1989

    eggman1989 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Now this does sound like a lot of fun. I f I am off work that day I will definately be playing. Just on 10m though cause i do not have a 6m rig or transverter.

    73 kj4unx
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  7. hookedon6

    hookedon6 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    just don't use that CQ Worldwide VHF Contest 1 st place station:blink:

    Reelfoot Amateur Radio Club

    i'll keep track of reelfoot ARC for field day, I might drop in as i'm just a few miles south of you
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  8. Wiskey Delta-40

    Wiskey Delta-40 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Well darn I have one day to play sunday :(
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  9. eggman1989

    eggman1989 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Really. Please do come up and hang with us.how far south of us are u? I did not know anyone was close to me here. This is great.
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  10. hookedon6

    hookedon6 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    not exactly "close" but, it's a driveable distance. I spend my summers in the lake Pickwick area,.... I'm in sw Fl for the winters
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  11. Dave_W6DPS

    Dave_W6DPS W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    This sounds like fun. My mobile antenna is tuned to 28.360, where our local club has a net. Maybe I'll go to my favorite hilltop to see who I can contact.

    Of course it covers the CW and PSK31 frequencies pretty well, too.

    10 Meters may pop open, so it could be great Saturday or Sunday afternoon...

    Any particular call or exchange? "CQ Worldwide DX", maybe? Or just "WDX".

    Dave_W6DPS
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  12. Moleculo

    Moleculo Administrator Staff Member

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    Maybe "CQ Worldwidedx.com"? or "CQ W9WDX club"?
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  13. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin Staff Member

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    That is what I was planning on.


    73
    Jeff
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  14. Needle Bender

    Needle Bender Well-Known Member

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    Including the "dot com?" :D



    How about "CQ Whiskey Whiskey" - That catches the ear and has a nice ring to it. :)
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  15. FatHam

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    Just a thought, but if we want to gain interest in the club, calling "CQ worldwidedx.com Contest" would give a lot more exposure than "CQ W9WDX club" would. Hanging the web address out there on the air will 1.) get their attention 2.) pique their curiosity and 3.) give them an exact address to type in to see what it's all about. One stop shopping. I doubt that just calling CQ to the club call will have listeners scrambling for more info...

    I'll be on the club call frequency (is it? lol) 28.455
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