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[JS8Call] Upcoming Event: JS8 QSO Party - W8VYM's Portable Sprint (August 10 1900 UTC to August 11 1900 UTC) - Sat, 08/10/2019 7:00pm to Sun, 08/11/2019 7:00pm #cal-reminder

Ken Nichols
 

FYI for any JS8 users out there. 

Ken Nichols
(m)301-717-4571

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Date: August 9, 2019 at 2:00:03 PM CDT
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Subject: [JS8Call] Upcoming Event: JS8 QSO Party - W8VYM's Portable Sprint (August 10 1900 UTC to August 11 1900 UTC) - Sat, 08/10/2019 7:00pm to Sun, 08/11/2019 7:00pm #cal-reminder
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Reminder: JS8 QSO Party - W8VYM's Portable Sprint (August 10 1900 UTC to August 11 1900 UTC)

When: Saturday, 10 August 2019, 7:00pm to Sunday, 11 August 2019, 7:00pm (GMT+00:00) Africa/Monrovia

Where:All Amateur bands, HF, VHF, & UHF

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Organizer: kn4crd@...

Description: The JS8 QSO Party is a chance to get on the air with JS8 and make some contacts every month. Whether you like a quick exchange or a long rag-chew, this event is for you. We have a lot of great, patient operators in the group, so the environment should be very welcoming!

The party is an all-day event held monthly on the Second Saturday of the month (unless the schedule is modified for a particular event). Each month will have a theme or goal. 


August Theme: W8VYM's Portable Sprint

For August, we are running a Portable Sprint / Contest. Here are the rules:

When: August 10 19:00 UTC to August 11 19:00 UTC
Participation: Global
Bands: All Non-WARC Bands
To Call CQ: use "CQ CONTEST"
Exchange: SNR + State/Province/Country + Name + Power Output
Points: (Based on your output power)
  <= 1 Watt of Power: 4 points per QSO per band
  <= 5 Watts of Power: 3 points per QSO per band
  <= 50 Watts of Power: 2 points per QSO per band
  > 50 Watts of Power: 1 point per QSO per band
Multipliers: 
  2x points multiplier if you are operating portable (you must use the /P callsign suffix, must be operating away from your base station / shack, and must be using a non-fixed antenna)
  2x points if you submit a photo of your operating station (portable or home shack)
Submissions: Send log & photo submissions to kn4crd@...
Winner: Bragging rights for the month and the opportunity to define the next QSO party theme

Sticking to the theme is nice, but remember that with JS8 we have the freedom of free-text. So, feel free to QSY toward a clear frequency and talk about anything you want.

I hope to see some of y'all on the air. Let me know if I can help in the meantime!

Cheers!

Best,
Jordan / KN4CRD