Rules for the 46th Annual QCWA QSO Parties
QCWA cordially invites all to participate in the 2002 QSO parties. All
licenced Radio Amateurs world wide are invited.
Time/Dates: Two parties will be held in 2002. The first one shall commence
on 06 Apr 2002 at 1900 Hrs UTC and the second one shall commence on 05 Oct
2002 at 1800 Hrs UTC. Each will run for a period of 24 Hours. Both CW and
Phone modes may be used.
Frequencies: The following 15 Bands may be used:-
1.8: 1.800 - 2.000 14.0: 14.000 - 14.150 28.3:
28.3 - 29.7
3.5: 3.500 - 3.750 14.2: 14.150 - 14.350 50:
50.0 - 54.0
3.9: 3.750 - 4.000 21.0: 21.000 - 21.200 144:
144.0 - 148.0
7.0: 7.000 - 7.150 21.2: 21.200 - 21.450 220:
220.0 - 225.0 7.2:
7.150 - 7.300 28.0: 28.000 - 28.300 UHF above 420 Mhz
Any station may be contacted on any or all of the 15 bands for a maximum of
15 QSO's per station, with no more than one QSO per Band. Any station in
your home QCWA chapter may be counted only once, for a maximum of one QSO
per station. No contacts on WARC bands are permitted (10, 18 and 24 Mhz
Bands). No Cross Band or Repeater Contacts are allowed.
Suggested Starting Frequencies:
CW: 1.910: 3.540: 7.035: 14.040: 21.050: 28.050
Phone: 1.910: 3.890: 7.244: 14.262: 21.365: 28.325
Calling (CW or Phone): CQ QCWA
Information Exchange: Fill Columns on the Log Form. For the "year"
column, indicate the last 2 digits of the year the station operator was
first licenced. If the contacted station does not belong to a QCWA chapter,
show only the State, Province or Country of its location. The latter would
apply to Non QCWA members as well as to QCWA members who are not affiliated
with a local chapter. Do Not mention the term "At Large" (AL) as was done
several years ago, as this can be confused with AL for Alabama. For Band
info, simply indicate one of the above 15 Bands in the "band" column.
Scoring: Each Phone QSO is worth one contact point. Each CW QSO or other
Digital Mode QSO such as RTTY, PSK31, MFSK etc. is worth 2 contact points
(show 2 points in the QSO Points Column on the Log). A Multiplier of one
point is given for each QCWA Chapter worked and for each State, Province or
Country reported from stations not belonging to a QCWA Chapter. A total of
only one multiplier point will be given for each State, Province or Country.
A Multiplier of 3 points will be given on each of the 15 Bands for working
our Special Events Station W2MM. It is hoped to have this station active
throughout the two parties. Stations within 50 miles (80 Kms) of W2MM, may
work W2MM only once for a total multiplier of 3 points. For the year 2002,
the station will operate in the vicinity of Chapter 45 Headquarters in
Orlando FL, site of the 2002 Convention.
Sample logs and a summary sheet may be requested from QCWA Headquarters with
an SASE. Address is 159 East 16th Ave., Eugene OR 97401-4017.
Contacts with QCWA Memorial Station W2MM count as three multipliers on each
of the 15 bands. Note: W2MM will be operated by one of our local chapters.
Members of that chapter, and non chapter Members within 50 miles (80 kms)
will be permitted to work W2MM only once for a total of 3 Multiplier points.
Certificates will be issued for the top 3 World Scores.
A certificate will be issued for the top score in each participating
Send Logs to: W0HXL, Dick Newsome, 2924North 48th Street, OMAHA NE