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CQC Great Colorado Gold Rush Masthead by WØOOW
July 14, 2013



This is how we announced the 'test back then:


The Great Colorado Gold Rush Logo It was 1859 before CW.  It was 1859 before spark.  It was 1859 before our time was taken away with "reality" television, DVD's, cell phones, and email.  It was 1859 before daylight saving time.  Take a moment to relax and enjoy the "real" world.  This mid-summer event might just build your WAS, DXCC, and provide you with some operating pleasure. Be a part of history!  Are you certified at 65 WPM?  Good for you.  Are you happy at 8 WPM?  That is just fine too.  Just get on and work someone!


Nuts 'n Bolts:

Time: July 14 - 2000 through 2159 UTC
                        (Sunday afternoon, North America)

Band: 20 meters only (on or around 14.060 MHz - please spread out as needed).

Mode: CW only.

Call: try CQ CGR

Power: 5 W maximum.


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.

Exchange: RST + SPC + Class + CQC Member # -or- Power Output. (SPC = State, Province, or Country)

Example:  559 CO V 132      -or-      559 CO V 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


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.

100 points (200 total possible), one time only each, for working club stations WØCQC and/or NØCQC. The second contact with WØCQC and/or NØCQC, after half an hour, is 2 points, while the third contact is worth 1 point (Please contact your humber webmaster if you're interested in runing either WØCQC and/or NØCQC for the test).


All multipliers count once. Multipliers are SPC’s and CQC members worked.

Final Score:

QSO Points x SPC x CQC Members = Total Score.

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


Time Call Sign SPC RST/RST Antenna Member or Power QSO Points
2004 WØCQC Colorado 579/579 V 132 100
2011 KH6JDO Hawaii 439/559 W 5 3
2040 WØCQC Colorado 599/589 V 132 2

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 including e-mail address.


Logs must be emailed no later than 30 days after the contest. Logs received after this deadline will be used as check logs only.

Email ASCII text files only to:
Vince Kumagai, KIØRB

How would your score turn out at the assay office?


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