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,
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 email@example.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
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
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
(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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