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1998 Great Colorado Gold Rush

This is how we announced the Gold Rush:

Sponsored by the Colorado QRP Club

The Snowshoe Run was so much fun we're going to do a summer verison.  The Great Colorado Gold Rush will take place on
Sunday, July 19th, 1998 (the day after our picnic meeting).

                      The Great Colorado Gold Rush
                        (a.k.a. Fire In The Hole)

                   Sponsored by the Colorado QRP Club

It was Colorado, 1859. A land swindler had just published the first issue of the Rocky Mountain News in the settlement that
would become Denver. A year earlier, small placer gold deposits were found in that old settlement, near the confluence of
the South Platte River and Cherry Creek. And then came the big gold strikes! George Jackson discovered gold in Chicago
Creek near Idaho
Springs. John Gregory made his famous gold strike not far away, in Clear Creek Canyon. Prospectors dreaming of riches
poured into the new gold camps of Central City, Black Hawk, Boulder, Colorado City, Gold Hill, Hamilton, Tarryall, and
Pueblo. The fever ran high. The Great Colorado Gold Rush had begun!

Not even a century and a half later, the rush is on again. This time it's the rush to work all states, to join the ranks of DXCC,
the desire to sound like a kilowatt but driven only by milliwatts - truly to rush to achieve the impossible.

In honor of our state's colorful history and exciting future, the Colorado QRP Club proudly announces The Great Colorado
Gold Rush. This will be a QRP amateur radio contest of unparalleled magnitude, of incredible dimensions, of such
unbelievable proportions that---well, it's really just a summer sprint. Two fast hours of heavy hitting. Do your best. Have
fun, and good luck in the contest.

When:           Sunday, July 19, 1998

Time:           2000-2200 UTC

Band:           20 meters only

Mode:           CW only

Power:          5W maximum

Classes:        W --    WIRE:  single element wire; including dipoles, random  wires, Zepp, doublets, inverted V, slopers,
single element loops, inverted L, etc.

                     V --    VERTICAL:  verticals; including single element, ground  plane, trapped vertical, or anything with
vertical polarization and more or less omnidirectional pattern.

                B --    BEAM: multi-element arrays/beams; including beams,    multi-element loops, phased verticals, V-beam,
rhombic,    etc.

                P --    PORTABLE: non-mobile temporary field station; may  use any type of antenna.

 If you are not sure about your antenna class, send us a description  ASAP (via E-mail to n1fn@mtechnologies.com or

 Operations may be conducted with different antennas provided all antennas are in the same class.

Exchange:       RST + SPC + Class + CQC Member # or Pwr Out

           Example:  559  CO  V 345  -or-  559  CT  P 5W

Multiple contacts:      the same station may be worked up to three times during  the contest, provided a minimum of 30
minutes has elapsed since the last QSO with the same station.

Scoring:    3 points for first contact with a station.
                2 points for second contact with the same station.
                1 point for third contact with the same station.

Multipliers:    all multipliers count once over all. Multipliers are SPC's and  CQC members worked.

Final Score:    QSO Points x SPC x CQC Members = Total Score

Logs:   Submit logs showing time, callsign, exchange and QSO points for each
 station worked, show totals of multiplier points. Example:

                              Time  Call    SPC     Ant     Mem#/Pwr        Pts
                2005    W0CQC   CO      V       132             3
                2012    N1FN    CT      W       151             3
                2036    W0CQC   CO      V       132             2
                2037    KA8OM   MI      P       5W              3
                2115    W0CQC   CO      V       132             1
                Totals           3                2            12   etc.

               Dupes:    W0CQC - 2005 2036 2115
               SPC:      CO  CT  MI
               CQC#:     132  151

 Please include an alphabetical dupe sheet showing times and  calls of multiple contact stations, SPC's and CQC Member
numbers.  Also include a description of your equipment, antenna(s) used, and  power output. All submissions must indicate
entry class and your  mailing address including e-mail address if available.

Deadline:       Logs must be postmarked or emailed no later than 30 days post   contest. Logs received after this deadline
will be used as  check logs only.

   Mail:   CQC Gold Rush
              c/o Jan Medley, N0QT
              5770 Niagara St.
              Commerce City CO 80022-4030

   E-mail:       jmedley@ix.netcom.com
                   (all E-mail submissions in ASCII format only)

CQC will post a list of received logs on its web site at:    http://www.mtechnologies.com/cqc

Awards:  Awards will be given for the highest score in each class and the highest score in each state.

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Questions or concerns?  Send an Email to: Contacting the Colorado QRP Club
(Surface mail: Colorado QRP Club - P.O. Box 17174, Golden, Colorado 80402-6019 USA)

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