lilshamrock St. Patrick's Day Contest lilshamrock


lilshamrock Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated internationally on 17 March. Named after, um, Saint Patrick, one of the most commonly recognized patron saints of Ireland and originating as a religious holiday, it has gradually become more of a celebration of Ireland and Ireland's culture. Now the  Ø7Ø Club brings you an international 24 hour St. Patrick's Day on-the-air party that is now open to all PSK-31 operators!


lilshamrock Who: All licensed PSK-31 operators!!!

lilshamrock What: A 24 hour on-the-air early St. Patrick's Day party - adult beverages are optional!


lilshamrock When:  Third Saturday of March - 0000 - 2359 UTC

lilshamrock Where: All HF Bands 160M - 6M (no WARC bands). PSK31 mode only.  Work each station once per band only. Dupes do not count for this event.

lilshamrock Why: To compete for the Top Dog Prize (a certificate and a Rollo Dog Tag), get a participation attaboy sticker for your membership certificate,

work new members for LONP credit, and be a wee bit Irish for the day!

lilshamrock Suggested CQ: "CQ Ø7Ø St Pat's Contest"

lilshamrock Exchange: Call sign, signal report, and S/P/C.

lilshamrock Bonus Points: How about a challenge within the contest?

In the same spirit of the Work The World Award Series, using the FIRST LETTER of the suffixes of the stations you work during the contest, spell out the phrase:


for Bonus Points as follows:
Spell "Erin" and claim 100 Bonus Points.
Spell "Go" and claim 100 Bonus Points.
Spell "Bragh" and claim 100 Bonus Points.
Spell the entire "Erin Go Bragh" and claim an additional 200 points for a total of 500 Bonus Points.

Note: a single callsign can only be used once anywhere in the phrase "Erin Go Bragh", even if credit for only two words is claimed.

You need 11 separate qualified QSOs for the full credit of 500 Bonus Points.

Only the first letter of the suffix counts towards the spelling of the words.


lilshamrock Scoring: Total Score = (Total QSO points) X (Total # different S/P/C's) + (Total Bonus Points)

lilshamrock Scoring Notes:

SPC Definition: S = U.S. States, P = Canadian Provinces, C = DXCC Countries

(Use the current ARRL DXCC list for country reference.)

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).

Washington, DC counts as Maryland (MD).


lilshamrock Maximum Output Power: 50 Watts regardless of band


lilshamrock Submissions: 

Please submit logs via the scorer link available at -- You can upload your ADIF file there, and immediately get an email confirmation of receipt.

All entries must be received no later than 1 week after the contest. Entries with excessive dupes and/or errors will be listed as check logs. All entries are subject to verification.

The 070 Club reserves the right to disqualify entries deemed not in accordance with the above rules or contrary to the spirit of this event. Questions or comments, send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

lilshamrock Awards: All Ø7Ø Club members submitting an entry will receive a participation attaboy sticker for their membership certificate. The top 3 places in each WØ thru W9 call area, plus the top 3 scoring DX stations  will receive a certificate. Highest Ø7Ø Club member score gets Top Dawg and a Rollo Dog Tag!



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