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2017 AWA AM QSO Party

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« on: January 22, 2017, 07:17:38 PM »

Tim Walker, W1GIG. requested that I post the following.
73, and CU in the QSO Party...

AWA Amplitude Modulation QSO Party

You know the frequencies in your part of the country for meeting others, please QSY a bit to keep the ball rolling.   If you are rock bound, don't give up, we will find you.   Let's show the amateur community that AM is alive and well.   This is the best chance of the year to hear a wide variety of vintage gear, and to talk to some of the friendliest people on the air. While use of older tube and solid state gear is encouraged, we also want to welcome people using modern solid state gear, home brew Class D and E gear, or Flex Radio equipment as well. Please use consideration in your choice of bandwidth for conditions. It is still all AM mode, which is enjoying a robust recovery using a variety of methods.

2017 Event Details
Date:  Sat. Feb. 11 @ 2300 GMT to Sun. Feb. 12 2300 GMT

Bands:  160, 80, 40 and 20 Meters

Objective:  To promote and encourage the use of AM as a mode of operation in ham radio, and, above all, to have fun.

Frequencies:  around 1.885 or 1.945, 3.835 – 3.890, 7.280 – 7.295, 14.275 – 14.295 or 14.340

Exchange:  Name, state, (province, or country).  That keeps the log simple, but don't be afraid to talk about your station, or to ask about another station.   This contest is about fun, above all.   Nobody cares about your QSO rate.  Even if you only make a few contacts, please send in a log so that we will know who is participating and we can track the frequencies and locations that are used.

Scoring and Classes:  Stations running 100 watts or less carrier OUTPUT, each contact counts as 2 points.   Stations running more than 100 watts count as 1 point.   All 20 meter contacts count 5 points regardless of power output.   You may contact each station only once per band.   See extra points for the Flagship stations below.

Flagship Stations: There will be two authorized flagship stations participating in the AM QSO Party.  These stations will not be included in the final standings.   Their scores will be listed separately in the results.   W2AN is the AWA Museum and this call will be used by various volunteer stations in the contest.   The other call sign W1HRX will be operating courtesy of the James Millen society.   The first contact with a flagship station counts 10 points, all subsequent contacts with that station are 1 point. You might work a flagship station on another band, but any subsequent contacts are scored as 1 point, unless on 20 meters. You may also score another 10 points for a second flagship station, if you work them both. Obviously, if you work either on 20 meters, it is better to score that QSO as 10 rather than 5 points, unless you have already worked them on another band.

Logs: There is a summary log sheet posted on the AWA web site.   It is not necessary to send your entire log, only the summary sheet is necessary.   Even if you only make a few contacts, please send in a log sheet so you can be counted as a participant.   For those without web access, send a note to Tim Walker, 19 Woodside Ave., Westport, CT  06880 he will mail you a copy.   E-mail and paper logs must be postmarked no later than March 10th and sent to one of the following addresses: Send E-Mail Logs to   “my—call”@HTVA.NET  in .doc or .odt files  This is done to limit junkmail from spam bots.

Results: Results will be published in the AWA Journal as well as Electric Radio and also online at Amfone.net.

Or mail to:
AB2RA Janis Carson
61 Rothermich Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850-9323
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