Fw: REMINDER - 2013 Iowa QSO Party


The IAQSO Party is THIS SATURDAY OCTOBER 19, 2013 FROM 1400Z - 2300Z (9AM - 6PM
CENTRAL TIME). Official notice is below my notes.

Three new catagories have been added this year - Two QRP QRP catagories, In
State QRP Stations and Out Of State QRP Stations, as well as a JOTA catagory.
Well known QRP Designer David Cripe, NM0S, is a JOTA vounteer, NM0S will be
operating at Camp Waubeek, for both the Mt. Vernon and Lisbon, IA troops.

Also Marshall, W0OTM, has added an online Summary & Entry Form,

He has also added a web page which reports total scores by catagory for the
event and is updated in REAL TIME as new entries are submitted! Watch the scores

So fire up the rigs and work the IAQSO Party this Saturday, cu there.

Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !


----- Original Message -----
From: W0OTM
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 4:11 PM
Subject: REMINDER - 2013 Iowa QSO Party

Radio Amateurs,

Reminder that the IAQSO Party is THIS SATURDAY OCTOBER 19, 2013 FROM 1400Z -
The purpose of the Iowa QSO Party (IAQSO) is to encourage contact with Iowa
amateur radio stations by other Iowa hams and hams worldwide. Stations outside
of Iowa work Iowa stations only. Iowa stations work everybody, including other
Iowa stations.

A complete listing of the contest rules can be found HERE at the 2013 IAQSO
Party Homepage.

This year we have several exciting changes to the IAQSO Contest Rules:

First, we have added two additional Entry Classes for QRP Stations. (Iowa QRP
and Out of State QRP) MANY of you have express interest in operating and
competing in this class.

Second, we have changed the Bonus Points by adding a new feature this year in an
effort to support JOTA. The Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is an annual Scouting
event that uses amateur radio to link Scouts around the world, around the
nation, and in your own community. In the IAQSO, 100 Bonus Points (Max 500)
will be awarded for EACH JOTA station contact made.

As usual the WA0DX - Ottumwa Amateur Radio Club callsign will also be an added
100pt Bonus!

In addition, we have a NEW process for submitting your Contest Summary/Entry
Sheet and electronic logs. We have developed an automated - ELECTRONIC SUMMARY
& LOG SUBMISSION FORM - . This will ensure everyone's entries are process
quickly and correctly. Also, once you have submitted your Summary/Entry Sheet,
you can follow the scoring process, and see where you rank against other IAQSO
Participants by visiting: LIVE 2013 IAQSO PARTY STANDINGS. This page is updated
in REAL TIME as new entries are submitted!

We look forward to seeing you on the bands this weekend! Have Fun!

If you have any questions, please contact IAQSO@WA0DX.ORG.

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