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Iowa QSO Party Oct. 17, 2009

Tom Brehmer (n0loh) on July 30, 2009
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I'm pleased to announce that Iowa will be having a QSO Party on October 17, 2009! A BIG thank you to the Ottumwa ARC for taking on this colossal task! Please help them spread the word! Here's the details from their website: (

Iowa QSO Party Saturday October 17, 2009 Sponsored By The Ottumwa, IA ARC

Entry and Summary Reporting Form (spreadsheet) ( Entry and Summary Reporting Form (PDF file) ( By entering the Iowa QSO Party, the entrant accepts the judgments and decrees of the Iowa QSO Party committee as final.

QSO Party Period 1400z(9AM CDT) to 2300Z(6PM CDT) Purpose Iowa Stations: Contact as many stations as possible. All Other Stations: Contact as many Iowa stations as possible Exchange Iowa Stations: RST & County All Other Stations: RST & State, Province, or DX Country (SPC) Modes Phone All phone modes including Digital Phone. CW/Digital modes Excludes Digital Phone but includes other digital modes. No repeater or network qsos Scoring QSO Points: Each complete, non-duplicate SSB contact is worth one point. Each complete, non-duplicate CW/Digital contact is worth two points. Duplicate contacts are worth zero points. Multipliers Iowa Stations: One multiplier for each Iowa county worked, one multiplier for each state (including Iowa) or Canadian province worked(NF, LB, NB, NS, PEI, QC, ON, MB, SK, AB, BC, NWT, YT, NU), and one multiplier for each of the current or past Iowa *Section Managers (SM1, SM2, or SM3). Stations outside Iowa: One multiplier for each Iowa county worked and one multiplier for each of the current or past Iowa *Section Managers (SM1, SM2, or SM3) worked. (*-ones living in Iowa) Bonus Points: 100 bonus points will be awarded for stations working the sponsoring club's station - WAØDX

DX stations do not have any multiplier credit, but may be worked for QSO points

Final Score Non-mobile stations: Multiply total QSO points by the total number of multipliers plus bonus points earned (see spreadsheet). Mobile stations: Multiply the total QSO points from all counties activated by the total number of unique multipliers worked from all counties activated plus bonus points earned (see spreadsheet). Club Competition: Scores attributed to any amateur radio club will be credited towards that club. All clubs with at three or more credited scores will be included in an overall ranking of those scores with a certificate awarded to the club with the highest score. Miscellaneous 1. All stations are limited to no more than 125 watts. 2. Mobile Iowa stations who change counties are considered to be a new station in each new county. 3. Mobile stations should identify either /county abbreviation or /M 4. Mobile stations may park on a county line but each county must be worked in a separate contact. 5. Mobile stations must be in a vehicle capable of being in motion. 6. Spotting on the packet clusters or via internet is permissible, including self-spotting. 7. List of Iowa Counties and 3 letter abbreviations. ( All ops are urged to use these abbreviations in the exchange. 8. State and Province Checklist ( Submission of Logs All stations must submit a log and summary form Excel Spreadsheet ( or PDF file ( Logs must be submitted by November 10, 2009. Electronic logs and summary sheets should be sent to (see spreadsheet note) Other files sent which are readable with a text editor are accepted. .BIN files should not be submitted. Logs submitted via email must contain the call alone in the subject line (call must be that used in the log).

Send paper logs and summary forms to: Dale Stoy NSØD 1335 N Van Buren Ottumwa, IA 52501

Verification of receipt of the log will be made on the Iowa QSO Party website. Comments or Questions? Email Ottumwa ARC. (


-------------------------------------------------------------------- ARRL Iowa Section Section Manager: Thomas A. Brehmer, N0LOH --------------------------------------------------------------------

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