PSRG QSO Party
The PSRG QSO Party is a month-long event to encourage contact between members of the Puget Sound Repeater Group outside of nets and without the use of the repeater, thereby practicing and promoting the radio art and building our community.
The PSRG QSO Party will begin on June 1st at midnight Pacific time, and end on June 30th at midnight Pacific time.
Here our the slides from the announcement.
- Eligibility. All members of the Puget Sound Repeater Group are eligible to participate.
- Exchange. The exchange must include your name, an RS(T) signal report, and your six-character grid square.
- Modes. Contacts must be made between two members of the PSRG, in simplex mode (without the use of any repeater), on any band and in any mode.
- Internet and digital contacts. Echolink, Allstar, DMR, and DSTAR contacts are valid so long as they are direct, and not via a repeater, link, or conference. Most digital contacts are fine, except unfortunately FT8, as names and RST are not exchanged. See the FAQ for more information on digital modes.
- Skeds. Arranging your QSO beforehand, on the repeater or otherwise, is perfectly fine. However, contacts on the Double Nickel Simplex Net don’t count, as they are part of a net and not standard simplex contacts.
This is a minimal contact, which includes the required name, RS(T), and grid square exchange. Feel free to chat about anything and everything !
- Station 1 : CQ PSRG, CQ PSRG. This is K7DRQ, calling CQ PSRG.
- Station 2 : K7DRQ, this is KI7RMU.
- Station 1 : KI7RMU, this is K7DRQ. You’re coming in loud and clear, you’re a 5 by 9. My name is Quentin, and I’m located in CN87sg. Back to you, KI7RMU.
- Station 2 : Hi Quentin, I’m Jack. You’re a little in the noise, you’re probably 3 by 5. My grid square is CN87uq. How do you copy ?
- Station 1 : Thanks Jack, full copy. Thanks for the contact, and 73 ! KI7RMU, this is K7DRQ.
- Station 2 : Sounds good ! Wishing you 73, K7DRQ, from KI7RMU. I’ll be clear.
- One point is awarded per unique contact, per band, per mode.
- Two points are awarded per six-character grid square you make contact with.
- Two points are awarded when you check into the Monday Night PSRG Net.
Logs should contain :
- exchange info (other station’s callsign, name, grid square, and their RST report for you)
- band and mode information
- the date and time ( in Pacific time or in UTC ) of the contact.
Here’s an example log.
To make it easier to tally points and merge everyone’s logs, please use a spreadsheet for logging. You’re very welcome to use any logger program you prefer, if it can output to CSV or Excel formats. Send logs to email@example.com for scoring ! The leaderboard will be updated regularly.
Logs must be returned to K7DRQ by July 15th to qualify.
The top five stations will each receive a gift card, courtesy of the PSRG ! Keep an eye on this website for a leaderboard.
- The various digital modes that allow the complete exchange to be done are allowed. These include PSK, RTTY, Olivia, Hellschreiber and similar modes which allow input from your keyboard.
- There are digital modes with automated exchanges, like FT8; these do not support the complete exchange required for this QSO Party and are therefore not accepted.
- The various mode derivatives ( PSK31, PSK63, PSK125; or Feld Hell, Slow Hell, Feld Hell X9; etc. ) count as a single mode for the purpose of the QSO Party; in the Mode column of your log, simply list the main type of mode ( “PSK”, “Hellschreiber”, etc. ). A contact using PSK31 and another using PSK63 with the same station will not count as two contacts.