This coming Sunday is the 2nd Sunday of the month, which
SUNDAY SPRINT (SSS). Whether you have ice on ants, ants on
antennas on the ground or a grounded antenna, you've got
about 4 days to
straighten it all out and get on the air.
Here are the details:
Date/time: Sunday, 9 Mar, 2014, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm CST
(0100 - 0300Z
Bands: 160M through 10M, no WARC bands or 60M.
Frequencies: The usual QRP watering holes - don't forget
7122 kHz and
Power: 5 Watts maximum.
Mode: CW or sideband.
Exchange: RST, SPC, and member number (members) or RST,
Calling CQ: "CQ 4S" recommended.
Note: Contacts with the same station on different bands
are allowed. In
case there is any sideband activity, the sideband and CW
portions of the
same band count as two separate bands.
Add up your QSOs for each band/mode and send them to me.
one additional piece of data: your QTH. It is interesting
to see how
widespread participation is in this sprint. Note: QTH is
for your exchange (not prohibited either). Just include
YOUR QTH in
With that in mind, a typical report would be:
QTH: Dogtown, KS
4SQRP number: 5280
40M CW: 2 QSOs
40M SSB: 1 QSO
80M CW: 1 QSO
80M SSB: 1 QSO
Total: 5 QSOs
You do not need to list the stations contacted. But if you
exotic contact, you might as well brag about it in an
section at the bottom of your submittal. I'll include
comments when I
report the scores (no extra credit).
When you've totaled your score, please send it to:
secondsundaysprint@.... Put "Sprint" in the subject
avoid "replying" to one of my emails. The sprint results
go to a
separate mailbox. Send the results before Wednesday
Sunday night and midnight Tuesday night). I'll tally
publish them on this reflector as soon as possible,
morning. I suggest you send them in shortly after 9:00 pm
Sunday so you
don't forget. If you see a mistake or omission when I
results, let me know and I'll fix it.
Please keep this email until after you've submitted your
Sunday. Remember, the person with the most SSS contacts
November, 2013 and September, 2014 will be allowed to use
callsign, WQ5RP, for the 4X4 sprint in October, 2014.
The SSS rules are posted on the 4SQRP website, under
"4SQRP On Air
Activities", just in case you deleted this email.
72 and good luck in the contest,