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Zeroland QSO Party

Joe Leto (W0IW) on November 19, 2010
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http://www.zerolandqsoparty.com/

"ZQP" Zeroland QSO Party Homepage ~Updated November 14th,2010~

The Contest which allows everyone to work everyone... Sponsored by the Iowa Wireless Contest Club.

"ZQP" Zeroland QSO Party Contest Rules Introducing the ZEROLAND QSO PARTY Built by Ham Radio Contesters for Contesters...

Object: To contact as many stations as possible with a focus on contacting stations in Zeroland (Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota).

Date: First Saturday in May Contest Period: 16:00 UTC Saturday to 04:00 UTC Sunday.. ( ~11AM CDT to 11:00PM CDT~ )

Entry Categories:

* In Zeroland o Single Operator: One person performs all transmitting, receiving and logging functions. One transmitted signal allowed at a time. Use of spotting assistance is allowed. + High Power (> 125W), or "More than 125w" # CW/Digital # Phone # Mixed + Low Power (< = 125W), or "125w and less". # CW/Digital # Phone # Mixed + QRP Power (< = 5W), or "5w and less". # CW/Digital # Phone # Mixed o Multi-Operator: More than one person performs all transmitting, receiving, and logging functions. + Single Transmitter: One transmitted signal at any given time. 10 minutes between band/mode changes. No power or mode categories. + Multi Multi Transmitter: One transmitted signal per band per mode at any given time. No power or mode categories. o Zeroland Expedition: A temporary station setup in a Zeroland state in which the operators do not reside using temporary antennas (put the antenna up for the contest and take it down after the contest). Those using the station of an inactive Zeroland operator need to enter one of the categories above. o Mobile: Station capable of operating in motion.

* Outside Zeroland o Single Operator: One person performs all transmitting, receiving and logging functions. One transmitted signal allowed at a time. Use of spotting assistance is allowed. + High Power (> 125W), or "More than 125w" # CW/Digital # Phone # Mixed + Low Power (< = 125W), or "125w and less". # CW/Digital # Phone # Mixed + QRP Power (< = 5W), or "5w and less". # CW/Digital # Phone # Mixed o Multi-Operator: More than one person performs all transmitting, receiving, and logging functions. + Single Transmitter: One transmitted signal at any given time. 10 minutes between band/mode changes. No power or mode categories. + Multi Multi Transmitter: One transmitted signal per band per mode at any given time. No power or mode categories. o Mobile: Station capable of operating in motion.

Exchange: US State or 13 Canadian Province or “DX” for stations outside of the US and Canada ( NB, NS, QC, ON, MB, SK, AB, BC, NT, YT, PE, NU, NL ). 59/599 maybe added as needed to satisfy requirements for those that are working other contests, but a “signal report” is not relevant to this contest. Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters only.

Multipliers: In Zeroland:

* Each US State (50) (DC counts as MD), Canadian Province (13), and DXCC Country Stations count once per band per mode (Phone, CW, Digital).

Outside Zeroland: * Stations count once per band per mode (Phone, CW, and Digital). * Each Zeroland state (8) per band per mode

QSO Points: Stations count once per band per mode (Phone, CW, and Digital). One point for contacts with stations outside Zeroland. Five points for contacts with stations inside Zeroland. Duplicate QSOs are 0 points, but do not incur any penalties.

Scoring: Mobile stations that change states are considered new stations each state and can be worked again for multiplier and/or QSO points. The mobile should be logged with the two letter state abbreviation following a / on the end of the call sign after the contact in the first state. The Total score is (QSO Points * Total Multipliers).

Suggested Frequencies: CW – 1.840 3.540 7.040 14.040 21.040 28.040 SSB – 1.980 3.880 7.180 14.280 21.280 28.380 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Radio_Relay_League/band-plan-1 ARRL BAND Plans for more details.

Awards: Plaques and/or certificates will be awarded as participation warrants. Minimum 100 QSOs to be eligible for an award. Logs: Only digital Cabrillo logs will be accepted. Logs should indicate times in UTC, bands, modes, calls and required contest exchange (sent and received). All stations include your station callsign, mailing address, operator callsigns, club's name in the log header. Entries must be submitted within 15 days of the end of the contest and sent by email to logs@zerolandqsoparty.com . Written logs will not be accepted. Other: All stations are allowed to use spotting assistance, but self spotting will only be allowed on 10m and 160m. As this is the first running of the Zeroland QSO Party, check the website www.zerolandqsoparty.com periodically for changes/clarifications to the rules. In fairness for stations making preparations for the contest, two months from the contest date the rules will become static and any changes or clarifications that affect station operation with be looked at for 2012’s ZQP. By submitting a log for the Zeroland QSO Party the entrant agrees that all decisions made by the Zeroland QSO Party log checking committee and the Iowa Wireless Club are final.

Any questions please refer to info@w0iw.com (515)-250-2108 sponsored by the Iowa Wireless Contest Club http://www.w0iw.com


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