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Is it HF contest time soon??

Discussion in 'Worldwidedx.com Amateur Radio Club' started by binrat, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    I'm thinking September timeframe.
    Thoughts, comments please.


     

  2. wavrider

    wavrider W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    September sounds great, thanks Binrat
    Early September??
     
  3. russa11

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    here's hoping the bands improve. they have not been very good lately.
     
  4. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    Sure, I'm pretty well open.
    I was thinking of the magic 4 (80,40,20,10) with multipliers for 10.
     
  5. wavrider

    wavrider W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    All bands, WARC not included, full legal limit for output power:sneaky:

    10X multiplier for earning a SO card during the contest?:whistle::whistle::whistle:
     
  6. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    Hmm, 100x multiplier for less than 10 watts then. (y)
    Just joking. I have to get the rules up shortly but they are home on my laptop and I'm at work.
     
  7. wavrider

    wavrider W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Sounds good binrat thanks
     
  8. doctor

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    September sounds good to me.
     
  9. RatsoW8

    RatsoW8 Supporting Member, W9WDX ARC Member - WD8T

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    September works for me.
     
  10. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    DRAFT CONTEST RULES!
    If you see any errors or omissions please post up. The contest rules will be posted in it's own thread.

    Only contacts with other FORUM members count in the contest. The W9WDX roster maybe found as a sticky thread located here http://www.worldwidedx.com/threads/club-member-roster.132229/

    -Frequency: HF 80 / 40 / 20 / 10. From top of the hour to the bottom for 80, 20. From bottom to top for 40, 10. For frequencies, forum frequencies 10 meters: 28.455 ( + ), 20 meters: 14.322 ( + ).

    -Date/Time: 0001 12 - 2359 13 Sept 2015 UTC. If you're not sure how UTC time works, check here http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?p1=3875

    -Contacts: Contact logs may be in any format but it must be deciphered by common programs and must be posted in theW9WDX Contest Logs located here http://www.worldwidedx.com/forums/w9wdx-contest-logs.193/

    Create only one thread for your contacts. You can edit or reply to your own thread, using it as your log throughout the contest (if you wish). The format is attached as an Excel file. It may be an excel attachment OR pasted into your thread.

    At the end of the contest (+3 hours), the contacts forum will be locked, so make sure you upload all of your contacts before the end date/time.

    Contacts will be verified against each others' logs, non confirmed contacts will not be counted.

    -Multipliers: 2x multiplier for mobile, portable, or maritime contacts.
    3x multiplier for any contacts outside of CONUS and Canada.
    4x multiplier for QRP. For this contest QRP is 10 watts or less.

    -If you operate as mobile, maritime, or portable during the contest, you will be credited with the multiplier for any contacts you make. If you operate as a base, you receive a multiplier for any contact you make with a mobile, portable, or maritime contact. Make sure you clearly designate these in your log

    -Power limit: Maximum power 200 watts PEP

    -This is an "on your honor" contest and intended to be fun. Please play by the rules

    - BE A COURTEOUS OPERATOR, PROMOTE THE SITE, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY HAVE FUN!
     
  11. wavrider

    wavrider W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    200 watts?????:cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:

    Maybe i will take my reading glasses off then pretend I am pegging the 200 watt scale instead of the 2000 watt scale.

    But if I do not use my reading glasses I will not be able to read what contacts I log

    200 watts on 40 and 80 meters?:confused::confused::confused:
     
  12. RatsoW8

    RatsoW8 Supporting Member, W9WDX ARC Member - WD8T

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    May the propagation be with you.
     
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  13. wavrider

    wavrider W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Maybe Walmart will have a sale on propogation, or better yet buy it now on ebay free shipping from China.(n)(n)(n)(n)
     
  14. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    Is it time?? I think it just maybe time for another contest.
     
  15. wavrider

    wavrider W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Call the dates Binrat, hopefully have more participants than the last contest.
     

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