Annual Triple Play Low Band Sprint & DOUBLEHEADER!!!
Sponsored by the Ø7Ø Club
PURPOSE: To work as many stations as possible on the three low bands (40, 80 and 160 meters) using PSK31 mode. This event is a three-day sprint open to all amateur radio operators licensed to operate on the HF bands.
ENTRY CATEGORIES: QRP 5 watts, Low Power 25 watts, Medium Power 50 watts, High Power 100 watts (all powers maximum output).
MODE: PSK31 only.
Triple Play Sprint: 11 NOVEMBER 0000Z - 13 NOVEMBER 2359Z
DOUBLEHEADER: 9 DECEMBER 0000Z - 11 DECEMBER 2359Z
Work a six hr block EACH UTC DATE, beginning at the time of your choosing, and work six continuous hours from that point on.
You may have only one "block" or "block portion" on any given date.
The scorer only allows one "start point" on each UTC date!!!
EXCHANGE: Callsign, signal report and State/Province/Country (SPC). Call "CQ Ø7Ø Sprint".
BANDS: 40, 80 and 160 meters. Work each station once per band. All contacts must be 2-way PSK31. Cross-mode or cross-band contacts not allowed.
SUGGESTED FREQS: 1807/1838, 3580, 7040/7070/7035 kHz.
SCORING: QSO Points - Each contact on 40 meters counts one (1) QSO point. Each contact on 80 meters counts as two (2) QSO points. Each contact on 160 meters counts as three (3) QSO points. Dupes count as zero (0) points.
For scoring, your six hour blocks will begin with the hour that you select on the scorer page and continue for the next 6 hours.
MULTIPLIERS: Each different State/Province/Country (SPC) worked, counted only once (not once per band). 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 (20 multipliers (country and state).
(Note: Washington, DC counts as MD.)
Final score = (Total QSO Points) x (Total Different SPC's).
AWARDS: Place certificates will be sent for each entry class.The highest Ø7Ø Club member score is TOP DAWG and will receive a special certificate and a Rollo Dog Tag. All Ø7Ø Club member entries will receive an endorsement 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 20 Nov 2017 (1 week after the Sprint) and
18 Dec 2017 (1 week after the DOUBLEHEADER) . Entries with excessive
dupes and/or errors will be listed as check logs. All entries are subject to verification.