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 PODXS Ø7Ø Club brings you an international 24 hour St. Patrick's Day on-the-air party for members only. (If you're not an Ø7Ø Club member - join us today!)
Who: All members of the PODXS Ø7Ø Club. Single-Op Clubs are welcome as well. QSOs with non-members do not count for points, but
you are encouraged to pass along information to them about joining us.
Please direct them to the Club's website at www.podxs070.com
What: A 24 hour on-the-air early St. Patrick's Day party - adult beverages are optional!
When: 0000 - 2359 UTC, 19 March 2017
Where: All HF Bands 160M - 6M (no WARC bands). PSK31 mode only. Valid contacts are those made with PODXS Ø7Ø Club Members only. Work each station once per band only. Contacts with non-Ø7Ø members and dupes do not count for this event. Contacts with non-Ø7Ø members are great opportunities to bring people to the club, however!!
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!
Suggested CQ: "CQ Ø7Ø Club Members"
Exchange: Name, S/P/C and your Ø7Ø Member Number.
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:
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.
Scoring: Total Score = (Total QSO points) X (Total # different S/P/C's) + (Total Bonus Points)
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).
Maximum Output Power: 50 Watts
Please use the online contest scorer at http://hamclubs.info/scorer -- You upload your ADIF file there and get immediate confirmation along with a detailed scoring report.
All entries must be received by 26 March 2017 (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 PODXS 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:
Awards: All PODXS Ø7Ø Club members submitting an entry will receive a participation attaboy sticker for their membership certificate. The top scorer in each WØ thru W9 call area, plus the top scoring DX station (11 certificates in all) will receive a certificate. The Top Dog entry will receive a Special Certificate and Rollo Dog Tag.