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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/