Happy July 4th to all! Hope everyone had a good
Field Day last month.
I had visitors and was unable to participate this
This coming Sunday, July 10th from 7:00-9:00 CDT, is
the July edition of
the Second Sunday Sprint. That's July 11th from
0000-0200 UTC. Full
rules are on the 4SQRP web site, under "on-air
Since there has been some talk of QRP Sideband
operation, you might want
to check out 7285 and 14285 for any sideband
activity. As I said
previously, sideband has always been allowed in the
SSS. Maybe it would
help if everyone listened/called on 14285 at 8:00
and 7285 at 8:15. If
no activity after a few minutes, go back to the
usual CW watering
holes. And please report any SSB attempts, even if
unsuccessful. Use the comments section of our
(QRPcontest.com) to document your experiences.
Remember, unlike Field
Day rules, sideband contacts count the same as CW
contacts in the SSS.
Some of you may have trouble operating sideband
because you have
forgotten what a mic looks like (hi). As per the
rules, you cannot have
both a sideband and CW contact with the same person
on the same band.
4SQRO Contest Coordinator