ANNUAL 160M GREAT PUMPKIN SPRINT
Sponsored by the PODXS Ø7Ø Club
PURPOSE: To work as many stations on 160 meters as possible in a maximum six (6) hours using PSK31 mode. This event is open to all amateur radio operators licensed to operate on the HF bands.
ENTRY CATEGORIES: QRP 5 watts, Low Power 50 watts, Medium Power 100 watts (all powers maximum output).
MODES: PSK31 only.
Choose any 6 hour block between:
14OCT 2017 2000UTC <--> 15OCT 2017 2000UTC
You may operate whenever you feel your greatest chances of successful QSOs may be!
For scoring, your six hour block will begin with the hour that you select on the scorer page and continue for the next 6 hours.
EXCHANGE: Callsign, signal report and state/province/country (SPC). Call "CQ 070 160m test".
BANDS: 160 meters only. Work each station only once. All contacts must be 2-way, PSK31. Cross-mode or cross-band contacts not allowed.
SUGGESTED FREQ: 1807 kHz.
SCORING: QSO points - Each contact counts one (1) QSO point, dupes count (0) points.
Each different state/province/country (SPC) worked, counted only once. Use current ARRL DXCC list for country reference. If you work your own SPC, do not forget to take credit for the multiplier. Note also:
First U.S. station worked counts as two (2) multipliers (country and state).
First VE station worked counts as two (2) multipliers (country and province).
First Alaska station worked counts as two (2) multipliers (country and state).
First Hawaii station worked counts as two (2) multipliers (country and state).
(Note: Washington, DC counts as MD.)
Final score = (Total QSO Points) x (Total Different SPC's).
Top scores for each entry class from each time zone receives a certificate. Highest Ø7Ø Club member score gets a Top Dawg certificate and a Rollo Dog Tag. All Ø7Ø Club member entries will receive an Attaboy for their participation in the event.
Please use the online contest scorer at http://hamclubs.info/scorer -- You can upload your ADIF file there, and immediately get confirmation and a detailed scoring report.
All entries must be received by 22 Oct 2017 (1 week after the Sprint). Entries with excessive dupes and/or errors will be listed as check logs. All entries are subject to verification.