California QSO Party Practice Session
Date; Friday Night, October 5
Time: 7:15 - 8:00 PM PDT = Saturday, October 6, 0215 - 0300 UTC
Bands: 20M, 40M, 80M (15 minutes per band, in that order)
Modes: Both CW and Phone
Exchange and Center Frequencies: Same as those shown in CQP Rules:
On CW call *"CQP CK”*
On Phone call *"CQP Check"*
Check your antenna SWR, CW macros, logging software, boomset, keyer,
seat cushions, refrigerator, etc. to make sure everything is working
All are welcome to participate — especially County Expedition teams.
Short Net Meeting after practice session: Friday, October 5 at 8:00 PM PDT
Where: 3620 kHz LSB (+/-)
Report on your status, try some signal or audio checks, ask questions, etc.
All 58 Counties will be on the air starting this Saturday, October 6 at
Note that CW Skimmer will not spot you if you call CQP CK, as this is
not recognized as a CQ. Use CQ or TEST.
For a list of all 58 planned California County operations this weekend,
2018 CQP County Coordinator