lilshamrock St. Patrick's Day Contest lilshamrock

 

Purpose:

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!

 

ENTRY CATEGORIES:

QRP (max power 5 watts output)

Low Power (max power 25 watts output)

Medium Power (max power 50 watts output)

High Power (max power 100 watts output) (use 100 watts on 40m & lower only, and 50 watts maximum on 20m and up)

 

DATE:

3rd Saturday in March: 0000-2359 UTC

 

 

EXCHANGE:

State/province/country (SPC). Call "CQ St. Pat's Contest".

 

 

BANDS:

160 thru 6 meters, no WARC bands. Work each station once/band.

All contacts must be 2-way PSK31.

No repeater, cross-mode or cross-band contacts allowed.

 

Power:

Use no more than the stated maximum for your entry category. Please keep your power output set to a reasonable level to avoid QRMing others. Use the MINIMUM power necessary to make the contact at all times!

 

SCORING:

 QSO points - Each contact counts one (1) QSO point, dupes count (0) points.

Multipliers - Each different state/province/country (SPC) worked. Use current ARRL DXCC list for country reference.

Final Score = (Total QSO Points) x (Total Different SPC's).

 

Scoring Notes:

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

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).

 

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:  ErinGoBragh 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.

 

 

AWARDS:

Place certificates will be sent for each category. Highest Ø7Ø Club member score gets Top Dawg and a Rollo Dog Tag!

All Ø7Ø Club member entries received will automatically qualify for an endorsement sticker.
 

 

Entries:

Logfile format: ADIF (why adif?). Please submit logs via the St Patrick'sUploader. (will be activated when contest starts).

All entries must be received by One (1) week after the St. Patrick's Contest.

Entries with excessive dupes 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 are contrary to the spirit of this event.

 

If you have questions, please contact our contest support staff: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 Valentine Sprint 

 

PURPOSE

To work as many stations on 40/80/160 meters as possible using PSK31 mode during a six hour block.

This event is open to all amateur radio operators licensed to operate on the HF bands.
 

ENTRY CATEGORIES

POWER: QRP up to 5 watts maximum, Low Power (LP) up to 25 watts, Medium Power (MP) up to 50 watts, High Power (HP) 100 watts maximum.

All Male Operators enter in the OM Category.

All Female Operators enter in the YL Category.

Single Op Clubs are welcome in any category!

 

MODES

PSK31 only
 

DATE

Valentine's Day (Feb 14th)

TIME

6 hour block between 0000-2359 UTC

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.

 

 No more having to "wait until your turn." 

You may operate whenever you feel your greatest chances of successful QSOs may be! Just choose any 6 hour block between 00:00 - 23:59 UTC.

 

CQ

"CQ 070 Valentine Sprint"

 

EXCHANGE

Name, either "OM" or "YL" and your State/Province/Country (SPC).

Examples: "W4KRN Karen YL VA" and "AK4MK Matt OM GA"

 


BANDS

40, 80 and 160 meters only.

Work each station only once per band (no penalty for dupes).

All contacts must be 2-way, PSK31.

Cross-mode or cross-band contacts not allowed.
 

SUGGESTED FREQS

7.070 / 7.040, 3.580, 1.807 / 1.838 (Europe) MHz.

 

POWER

Use no more than the stated maximum for your entry category. Please keep your power output set to a reasonable level to avoid QRMing others. Use the MINIMUM power necessary to make the contact at all times!

 

SCORING - QSO Points

Each contact with an OM counts one (1) QSO point.

Each contact with a YL counts two (2) QSO points.

Dupes count (0) QSO points.

 

SCORING - Multipliers

Each different state/province/country (SPC) worked. 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).

Final score = (Total QSO Points) x (Total Different SPC's).


AWARDS

Top scores for each category from each time zone receive a certificate.

Highest Ø7Ø Club member score gets Top Dawg and a Rollo Dog Tag!

All Ø7Ø Club member entries will receive a sticker for their participation.

For more information on the Ø7Ø Club check out 070club.com
 

ENTRIES

Please submit logs via the scorer link available at www.podxs070.com -- You can upload your ADIF file there, and immediately get an email confirmation of receipt.

All entries must be received within 1 week after the Sprint. 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 the 070 Club.

 

If you have questions, please contact our contest support staff:

 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

ANNUAL Ø7Ø CLUB PSKfest


 

PURPOSE:

To work as many stations as possible in the allotted time using PSK31 mode.

 

ENTRY CATEGORIES:

QRP (max power 5 watts output)

Low Power (max power 25 watts output)

Medium Power (max power 50 watts output)

High Power (max power 100 watts output) (use 100 watts on 40m & lower only, and 50 watts maximum on 20m and up)

 

DATE:

1st Saturday after January 1st

 

EXCHANGE:

State/province/country (SPC). Call "CQ PSKFEST".

 

BANDS:

80 thru 10 meters, no WARC bands. Work each station once/band.

All contacts must be 2-way PSK31.

No repeater, cross-mode or cross-band contacts allowed.

 

Power:

 Use no more than the stated maximum for your entry category. Please keep your power output set to a reasonable level to avoid QRMing others. Use the MINIMUM power necessary to make the contact at all times!

 

SCORING:

 QSO points - Each contact counts one (1) QSO point, dupes count (0) points.

Multipliers - Each different state/province/country (SPC) worked. Use current ARRL DXCC list for country reference.

Final Score = (Total QSO Points) x (Total Different SPC's).

 

Scoring Notes:

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

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).

 

AWARDS:

Place certificates will be sent for each category. Highest Ø7Ø Club member score gets Top Dawg and a Rollo Dog Tag!

All Ø7Ø Club member entries received will automatically qualify for an endorsement sticker.
 

ENTRIES:

Logfile format: ADIF (why ADIF?)

Please submit logs via the PSKFest Uploader 

 

All entries must be received by (ONE (1) week after the PSKFest). Entries with excessive dupes 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.

 

If you have have questions, please contact our contest support staff: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

Ø7Ø CLUB 40m FIREcracker Sprint 

 

When:  

Choose any 6 hour block between:

2000UTC 1st Saturday after July 1st -

1959UTC 1st Sunday after July 1st

You may operate whenever you feel your greatest chances of successful QSOs may be! 

For scoring, your six hour block will begin with any six-hour block starting on the hour!

 

 

Who:

All licensed radio amateurs. Look for Ø7Ø Club members in the event.

Learn more about this esteemed organization on its web page:

 070Club.com

 

Categories:

The Contest will have four separate entry categories - single-op club station entries are welcome in any category:

 

QRP: Maximum power not exceeding 5 watts
Low: Maximum power not exceeding 25 watts
Medium: Maximum power not exceeding 50 watts
High: Maximum power not exceeding 100 watts

 

Power:

Use no more than the stated maximum for your entry category. Please keep your power output set to a reasonable level to avoid QRMing others. Use the MINIMUM power necessary to make the contact at all times!

 

Frequencies:

40 Meters only

 

7.070, 7.040, 7.035(DX)

  • Work each station only once.
  • All contacts must be 2-way, PSK31 only
  • Cross-mode or cross-band contacts not allowed.

 

Exchange: State/province/country (SPC). Call "CQ 40m Sprint".

 

Multipliers:

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.)

 

Total Score: QSO Points X Multipliers

 

Awards:

Highest Ø7Ø Club member score gets Top Dawg and a Rollo Dog Tag!
 

Place certificates will be awarded in each category.


All Ø7Ø members participating and submitting logs will receive an endorsement sticker.

 

Submissions and Logs:

 

Please submit logs via the scorer link available at www.podxs070.com -- You can upload your ADIF file there, and immediately get an email confirmation of receipt.

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.

 

All entries must be received within 1 week of the

40m Firecracker Sprint.

Questions? Problems with the contest scorer? 

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