Band- 80 metres
Mode: Amplitude Modulation (AM), Phone only -that is a carrier and sidebands.
Date: Wednesday 8 December 2021
Time- 7.30 pm to 10:00 pm - five (5) half-hour periods.
Work individual stations once in each period, unless they are able to change radios, and operate in another category, e.g. use a ZC1 for fifteen (15) minutes then change to a modern radio for fifteen (15) minutes.
There will be a special event station ZL6H.
Work this station for the first time for five (5) points… subsequent contacts claim the points for the type of station that ZL6H is.
Vintage - radios of all valve, in the signal path.
Hybrid - radios with some valves, at least in the final stage.
Modern - solid state, DSP etc.
SDR - radios that are fully software defined, Flex, K3 etc.
Home Brew - where Tx , Rx, or both have been fabricated in the home workshop.
QRP - less than, or equal to 5 watts carrier power.
Exchange a signal report and type of equipment you use, e.g. ‘59 ZC1’. Suggest you use the following extensions when calling, and claim the points for each station worked-
/V = vintage - 3 points
/H =Hybrid- 2 points
/M= Modern - 1 point
/S= SDR - 2 points
/w=Homebrew - 2 points
/Q=QRP - 3 points
Working ZL6H - 5 points (first time worked only : then claim points as for type of station ZL6H is… for example 1 point for a modern 6H)
Points will be awarded for each station contacted, based on the equipment THE STATION YOU CONTACT uses.
Suggested calling frequencies: QRP 3750 and QRO 3850, giving older receivers a chance to hear weak signals.
Short Wave Listeners (SWL) section
Points awarded will be the same as for transmitting stations, i.e. determined by the type of transmitter the station you hear is using. Use the appropriate multiplier for your style of receiver. Remote receivers please use Modern category.
SWL Category multiplier:
Vintage: All tube line up in receive path. Multiplier 2.0
Modern: Any solid state receiver. Multiplier 1.0
SDR: software defined receivers e.g. Soft Rock, SDR play etc. Multiplier 1.5
Please send logs to Rob Carter, ZL2IW email@example.com with a summary of your equipment used and category you wish to be in.
Good luck on the night, and most of all-have fun!