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AWA AM QSO Party THIS WEEKEND! (Feb 17 & 18, 2018)

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« on: February 16, 2018, 03:50:29 PM »


Apologies for the late notice; time got away from me. The Antique Wireless Association AM QSO Party is this weekend. I'll be participating as one of the "flagship stations," W2AN/1. Reporting requirements are extremely minimal - I know AMers would rather be playing radio than doing paperwork, and I'm no exception. Summary sheets are available from the page linked below. Have some fun, get on and make some noise! Talk with you this weekend...


The following was copied from http://www.antiquewireless.org/awa-amplitude-modulation-qso-party.html

AWA Amplitude Modulation QSO Party

You know the frequencies in your part of the country for meeting others, so 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 AM, which is enjoying a robust recovery using a variety of methods.

2018 Event Details
Date:  Sat. Feb. 17 @ 2300 GMT to Sun. Feb. 18 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 to have fun
​Frequencies: Around 1.885 or 1.945, 3.835 3.890, 7.280 7.295, 14.275 14.295 and 14.340
West coast stations may want to try 7.160.
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 event 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 Multipliers: Stations producing 100 watts or less carrier OUTPUT, each contact counts as 2 points.   Stations with more than 100 watts out count as 1 point.   All 20 meter contacts count 5 points regardless of power output.   You may contact each station only once per band.
Flagship Stations: There may 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, except for 20 meters.

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 desired.   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 and he will mail you a copy.
Paper logs must be postmarked no later than March 30th and sent to:  AB2RA Janis Carson, at:  61 Rothermich Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850-9323, Or by email to Tim Walker, W1GIG W1GIG [at] att.net.
Winners will be notified and listed in the AWA Journal and Electric Radio and also online.
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