New Year's Event Announcement
- Event Announcement...
It is nearly time again for the annual New Year's Eve Around the World
QSO Party on Reflector 9200. This year brought to you for the first
time with the crystal clear quality of IRLP HD audio (UNCOMP).
[There is no need to change anything on your node to run UNCOMP. All
stations that connect to 9200 are automatically running UNCOMP already]
Follow the celebrations around the world for 24 hours beginning at
1030 UTC on Wednesday January 31 (just before New Zealand at 1100
UTC), continuing until 1030 UTC on January 1 (just after Hawaii at
With one short exception (below) this is not a net. You will have to
connect and make your own contacts. There will be no net control
The exception is at roughly 0300 UTC, (2200 EST in North America) Ron
McKay VA7MWR will take over the channel briefly to conduct the drawing
to determine the winners of two Alinco DR-135T radios to be given away
by the Friday Night Net. After the drawing the channel will be
returned to the QSO Party, as the celebrations continue across North
America, with Newfoundland at 0330 UTC.
TO ENTER for your chance at one of these radios, you must check in to
any session of the Friday Night Net on Refector 9205 between now and
then. This net is held on 9205 every Friday night (including tonight)
at 0100 UTC (2000 EST). You can only enter during one of the Friday
Night Net sessions. You cannot enter on New Years Eve, but you must be
present on New Years Eve during the drawing to win. If you are called
and do not respond, the drawing will continue until a winner is
determined. There is no cost or obligation to enter, simply check in
during a Friday night session. The raffle is sponsored by AlincoUSA,
Ron McKay and the Friday Night Net. More details available on the net.