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    Iowa QSO Party Saturday October 17, 2009 Sponsored By The Ottumwa, IA ARC There are two ways to enter your score. Open this form with Wordpad, complete and
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 27, 2009

      Iowa QSO Party

      Saturday October 17, 2009
      Sponsored By The Ottumwa, IA ARC

      There are two ways to enter your score.

      Open this form with Wordpad, complete and
      email it to IAQSO@... as an attachment

      Print this form, complete and mail it via the USPS to the address below

      By entering the Iowa QSO Party, the entrant accepts the judgments
      and decrees of the Iowa QSO Party committee as final.

      QSO Party Period
      1400z(9AM CDT) to 2300Z(6PM CDT)

      Purpose
      Iowa Stations: Contact as many stations as possible.
      All Other Stations: Contact as many Iowa stations as possible

      Exchange
      Iowa Stations: RST & County
      All Other Stations: RST & State, Province, or DX Country (SPC)

      Modes
      Phone All phone modes including Digital Phone.
      CW/Digital modes
      Excludes Digital Phone but includes other digital modes.
      No repeater or network qsos

      Bands
      Contacts may be made on any amateur band except 60M and the WARC bands.

      Scoring
      QSO Points: Each complete, non-duplicate phone is worth one point. Each complete, non-duplicate CW or Digital contact is worth two points. Duplicate contacts are worth zero points. A station may be worked ONCE per MODE (1 cw or digital and 1 phone). Mobiles may be worked once per mode per county. Note: Working the same station on the same mode on a different band is a duplicate contact....just one contact per mode per county with any given station.

      Multipliers
      Iowa Stations: One multiplier for each Iowa county worked, one multiplier for each state (including Iowa) or Canadian province worked(NF, LB, NB, NS, PEI, QC, ON, MB, SK, AB, BC, NWT, YT, NU), and one multiplier for each of the current or past Iowa *Section Managers (SM1, SM2, or SM3).
      Stations outside Iowa: One multiplier for each Iowa county worked and one multiplier for each of the current or past Iowa *Section Managers (SM1, SM2, or SM3) worked. (*-ones living in Iowa) Bonus Points: 100 bonus points will be awarded for stations working the sponsoring club's station - WAØDX

      DX stations do not have any multiplier credit, but may be worked for QSO points

      Final Score
      Non-mobile stations: Multiply total QSO points by the total number of multipliers plus bonus points earned.
      Mobile stations: Multiply the total QSO points from all counties activated by the total number of unique multipliers worked from all counties activated plus bonus points earned.
      Club Competition: Scores attributed to any amateur radio club will be credited towards that club. All clubs with at three or more credited scores will be included in an overall ranking of those scores with a certificate awarded to the club with the highest score.

      Miscellaneous
      1. All stations are limited to no more than 125 watts.
      2. Mobile Iowa stations who change counties are considered to be a new station in each new county.
      3. Mobile stations should identify either /county abbreviation or /M
      4. Mobile stations may park on a county line but each county must be worked in a separate contact.
      5. Mobile stations must be in a vehicle capable of being in motion.
      6. Spotting on the packet clusters or via internet is permissible, including self-spotting.
      7.
      List of Iowa Counties and 3 letter abbreviations. All ops are urged to use these abbreviations in the exchange.
      8.
      State and Province Checklist
      9. There are no multi-op categories this year, mobile operators are encouraged to drive with a friend for safety (and better scores)!

      Submission of Logs
      All stations must submit a log and summary form this one by email or
       
      this one by USPS
      Logs must be submitted by November 10, 2009. Electronic logs and summary sheets should be sent to IAQSO@... Other files sent which are readable with a text editor are accepted. .BIN files should not be submitted.
      Logs submitted via email must contain the call alone in the subject line (call must be that used in the log).

      Note: Since this is our first go at sponsoring a qso party, it may become necessary to modify or clarify the rules. Please check back from time to time.

      Send paper logs and summary forms to:
      Dale Stoy NSØD
      1335 N Van Buren
      Ottumwa, IA 52501

      Verification of receipt of the log will be made on the Iowa QSO Party website.

      Comments or Questions? Click here to email Ottumwa ARC.

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