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South Dakota, North Dakota And Nebraska QSO Parties

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Courtesy of www.dtdxcc.org

Spread the news around…

This year North Dakota and Nebraska will be holding their QSO Parties on the same date as the South Dakota QSO Party, so it should be a very fun time!

Don’t worry about duplicating counties as others schedules may change.

Working Counties

Here is a spreadsheet of those who have so far committed to working counties.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlKA9cGslUe5dFNrcG5lZWdmRVAwbFprWlQxaS0yOHc&usp=sharing 

Please feel free to edit and add your planned counties. It will help if you can add the approximate time you plan to be in a county so those looking for you can have a guide…

Its only a guess how long we will be in a particular county as we all tend to stay longer if the bands are favorable.

You can find the rules at the Dakota Territory DX and Contest Club Website.

www.dtdxcc.org

The SDQP takes kind of a light-hearted approach and we don’t mind making fun of ourselves a little to draw attention to this event…

We change certificates every year to hopefully keep others outside SD interested in working us..

Hope to hear you on the air!

-Jim KD0S

Resource:

Article copy via Jim KD0S

image via DAKOTA TERRITORY DX & CONTEST CLUB

 

2013 SOUTH DAKOTA QSO PARTY (SDQP)

QSOSOUTH DAKOTA QSO PARTY OFFICIAL RULES

 

1800 UTC APRIL 20- 1800 UTC APRIL 21

SD QSO PARTY OBJECT : Stations outside South Dakota work as many South Dakota stations and counties as possible. Stations inside South Dakota work everyone.

SD QSO PARTY EXCHANGE: Stations outside South Dakota send signal report and state, province, or DXCC country. South Dakota  stations send signal report and county.

MODE: Modes are phone, cw, and digital. (Any digital mode qualifies, ie: RTTY, PSK31, etc.) Stations may be worked only once per mode per band.

QSO POINTS: Phone contacts are worth 2 points, CW and digital contacts are worth 4 points.

MULTIPLIERS: Stations outside South Dakota multiply QSO points by total SD counties worked. Stations inside South Dakota multiply QSO points by SD counties+US States+ Provinces+DXCC entities.

CLASSES: Fixed station, and Rover.  Logs will be accepted for either mixed mode, phone only, and cw/digital only. Single band or all band.

MAXIMUM POWER: High Power [greater than 150 watts], Low Power [150 watts or  less] and QRP [5 watts maximum].

WORK STATIONS: Regardless of mode, work SD stations only once per band per mode per county.

SCORE CALCULATION: Score= total QSO points X Multipliers.

FREQUENCIES: 160,80,40,20,15,10,6 and 2 meters. No repeater contacts can be included in score. Suggested operating frequencies: 1815 and 40 kHz up on CW;   1845, 3855, 7180, 14255, 21355 and 28455 on SSB; 3580+, 7035+, 14070+, 21070+ on PSK; 3585+, 7038+, 14075+, 21075+ on RTTY.

MOBILES: South Dakota Mobile (Rover) stations are considered a new contact each time they change counties. County line contacts count as multiple contacts for both stations provided each county contact is logged individually .

LOGS: All logs must be received by June 1, 2013. Submit cabrillo files via email to:

SDQP@kd0s.com. Include station callsign in the subject line. Use your callsign as the cabrillo file name.

Suggested logging programs:

GenLog http://mysite.verizon.net/dmascaro1/

N1MM logger: http://n1mm.hamdocs.com/