promote FM Simplex operation.
provide a local, fun, fast contest with
equipment most hams already own.
March 7th, 2009 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST
The contest is open to all radio amateurs.
This contest is designed for hams to have fun
over a short period. You don't need to devote an
entire weekend, just an enjoyable Saturday
night. So get a cup of hot chocolate, a
comfortable chair, and sit down for a few hours
to see who is on the air. There will be some
rovers running around during the full contest
period to keep activity going the entire time.
This is a low key contest, do not feel rushed,
there is plenty of time for a short chat. You
can move a participant to another band. Ask
questions, meet someone new. The rules are
simple, equipment requirements minimal. It is
really a pleasant way to spend an evening on the
the FM simplex frequencies on the following
6 meter, 2 Meter, 220 band, 440 band
No contacts are permitted on the calling
Portable - Limited to 10W, with transceiver
your sequential contact number, ZIP code
Note: You should not use a separate set of
sequential numbers for each band. Start at the
beginning of the contest and keep going in order
even if you change bands.
Sample contact exchanges
K9FFF this is WM9JDL - Please copy Number 3, zip
K9FFF this is WM9JDL Rover - Please copy Number
3, zip now 46805
is the number of unique ZIP's contacted
For Rovers/Portables, multiplier is the number
of unique ZIP's contacted plus the number of
Final score = multiplier X contact points.
Rights awards will be issued to individual top
scores in all classes.
Your name, address, call sign, & contest class
Listing of contacts to include;
contact number; their call sign, zip, their
contact number; band
and portables, your zip at time of contact.
Logs may be submitted in any text format that
you choose. Spreadsheets are nice, hand written
lists are just as acceptable.
either paper or electronic should be received by
April 1, 2009.
Logs may be sent to;
4624 Willard Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46815
Stations can only be worked once per band.
Rovers and portables can be worked again
when they have moved to a different ZIP.
and portables cannot straddle ZIP code
lines, only one ZIP may be given during each
contact. Rover and portable stations must
remain in a ZIP a minimum of 15 minutes.
are permitted, but only one transmitter is
allowed to operate at any one time.
contacts on calling frequencies.
52.525, 146.52, 223.50, 446.00
mode allowed is FM phone simplex.
repeater contacts, satellite, or EME, please
stay on FM simplex frequencies.
No crossband, no split frequency contacts.
Pre-arranging contacts by use of repeaters,
telephones, or otherwise is not allowed, nor
in the spirit of the contest. Requesting a
move to another band during a contact is