For this Colorado Gold Rush, Dick Schneider (ABØCD) operated Colorado QRP Club station NØCQC using a vintage QRP station - an HW-8 and an old Ten Tec analog tuner into a wire vertical field antenna at 2 Watts at his Denver QTH.
Roger J. Wendell (WBØJNR) activated Colorado QRP Club station WØCQC simultaneously from his Green Mountain location. Roger ran into some difficulty with low battery voltage, over halfway through the 'test, that was only brought to his attention from by a very poor signal report. But, he was able to swap batteries and move on! Anyone having worked both NØCQC and WØCQC received 100 Bonus points, each, for a total of 200 extra points during the 'test.
The following is how we posted the contest on our website back then:
CQC Officers and committee chairs...
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!
- WØOOW Dick Schneider, ABØCD will be operating Colorado QRP Club station NØCQC to provide lucky operators with extra bonus points! Dick will be running a vintage QRP station - an HW-8 and an old Ten Tec analog tuner into a wire vertical field antenna at 2 Watts.
Roger J. Wendell (WBØJNR) will activate Colorado QRP Club station WØCQC for the same time and event to provide you with extra bonus points as well!
Nuts 'n Bolts:
Time: July 13 - 2000 through 2159 UTC (2pm to 3:59 pm local time in the Colorady mining camps!)
(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
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.
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
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