What: The San Francisco 2 Meter FM QSO Party is a contest designed to give 2 meter operators a chance to participate in a fun radio contest.
When: The QSO Party takes place on Saturday, August 29th, 2015 starting at 12 noon (1900 UTC), and runs for 6 hours.
Contacts are limited to FM Simplex on the 2 meter band, and at least one end of the QSO must be within San Francisco.
Participants are entered as either fixed or mobile.
Exchange: There are two exchange items, your call sign and your zip code.
Power Levels: There are three power levels:
- QRP – 10 watts or less (handheld)
- Low – 10-100 watts
- High – 100 watts or more
Entry Categories: There are two entry categories: Fixed and Mobile. If a station gives out more than one zip code during the contest, that station is automaticly Mobile. A Fixed station means that the participant will operate from one fixed location during the entire contest, possibily from a remote location. A Mobile station may operate from more than one location.
Scoring: Each station you work is worth one point. A Fixed station may be worked only once, a Mobile station may be worked more than once if it has moved to a different zip code.
Multiplers: After you add up your score, you get multipliers for each different zip code you contact.
Logging Program: A logging program is avaialble for this contest at http://sfsunset.com/logger/
Awards: Winners certificates will be awarded to the top scorers in each category and power level.
Contest Rules: The official contest rules are available here: SF QSO Party Rules