The QSO Party is less than one week away, and here are a few reminders:
The party takes place on 8/29/2015, starting at noon PDT, and runs 6 hours.
Full instructions can be found at http://www.sfarc.org/timeline082915.html, but here is a summary:
The recommended frequencies are:
146.415 (BATT 1 PL100) 146.460 (BATT 3 PL100) 146.505 (BATT 9 PL100) 146.550 (BATT 4 PL100) 146.565 (BATT 5 PL100) 146.595 (BATT 10 PL100) 147.435 (BATT 6 PL100, BATT4B PL85.4) 147.450 (BATT 8 PL100) 147.465 (BATT 13 PL100) 147.510 (BATT 2 PL100) 147.540 (BATT 7 PL100)
For those of you who had your handhelds pre-programmed by NERT, these frequencies are already in your radios, under the indicated BATT label.
Here is a Log Sheet you might want to print a few copies of and use for recording your contacts. I will gladly accept these paper logs or better – download a windows program written specially by Joe WA3TSP for this contest. Go to: http://sfsunset.com/logger/
And as a reminder, here would be a sample exchange on the air:
CQ CQ San Francisco QSO Party AD6I (AD6I Announces they are ready for contacts) KJ6OGE (KJ6OGE indicates they want to contact AD6I) KJ6OGE 94111 (AD6I indicates they heard KJ6OGE and that AD6I's zipcode is 94111) 94118 (KJ6OGE indicates that KJ6OGE's zipcode is 94118) AD6I QRZ (AD6I says "ready for the next contact")