2013 SOUTH DAKOTA QSO PARTY (SDQP)
SOUTH DAKOTA QSO PARTY OFFICIAL RULES
1800 UTC APRIL 20- 1800 UTC APRIL 21
SD QSO PARTY OBJECT : Stations outside South Dakota work as many South Dakota stations and counties as possible. Stations inside South Dakota work everyone.
SD QSO PARTY EXCHANGE: Stations outside South Dakota send signal report and state, province, or DXCC country. South Dakota stations send signal report and county.
MODE: Modes are phone, cw, and digital. (Any digital mode qualifies, ie: RTTY, PSK31, etc.) Stations may be worked only once per mode per band.
QSO POINTS: Phone contacts are worth 2 points, CW and digital contacts are worth 4 points.
MULTIPLIERS: Stations outside South Dakota multiply QSO points by total SD counties worked. Stations inside South Dakota multiply QSO points by SD counties+US States+ Provinces+DXCC entities.
CLASSES: Fixed station, and Rover. Logs will be accepted for either mixed mode, phone only, and cw/digital only. Single band or all band.
MAXIMUM POWER: High Power [greater than 150 watts], Low Power [150 watts or less] and QRP [5 watts maximum].
WORK STATIONS: Regardless of mode, work SD stations only once per band per mode per county.
SCORE CALCULATION: Score= total QSO points X Multipliers.
FREQUENCIES: 160,80,40,20,15,10,6 and 2 meters. No repeater contacts can be included in score. Suggested operating frequencies: 1815 and 40 kHz up on CW; 1845, 3855, 7180, 14255, 21355 and 28455 on SSB; 3580+, 7035+, 14070+, 21070+ on PSK; 3585+, 7038+, 14075+, 21075+ on RTTY.
MOBILES: South Dakota Mobile (Rover) stations are considered a new contact each time they change counties. County line contacts count as multiple contacts for both stations provided each county contact is logged individually .
LOGS: All logs must be received by June 1, 2013. Submit cabrillo files via email to:
SDQP@kd0s.com. Include station callsign in the subject line. Use your callsign as the cabrillo file name.
Suggested logging programs:
N1MM logger: http://n1mm.hamdocs.com/
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Please do another SD party! I would love to QSL SD on 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, and 10m. Oh, also 6m when to sunspots are up.
P.s. my 2 ham buddies and I agree, SD is the most difficult state for us to work. Must be the distance….