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Old July 30th 09, 05:50 PM
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Default Iowa QSO Party

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)
Iowa Stations: Contact as many stations as possible.
All Other Stations: Contact as many Iowa stations as possible
Iowa Stations: RST & County
All Other Stations: RST & State, Province, or DX Country (SPC)
Phone All phone modes including Digital Phone.
CW/Digital modes Excludes Digital Phone but includes other digital
No repeater or network qsos
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.
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 - WADX

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.
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 NSD
1335 N Van Buren
Ottumwa, IA 52501

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


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


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