OCTOBER 14 – 15, 2023
1 PM Central Daylight Time (18:00 Z) Saturday, October 14 to 1 PM Central Daylight Time (18:00 Z) Sunday, October 15.
This Party is sponsored by the Prairie Dog Amateur Radio Club of Southeastern South Dakota!
Whether you are an experienced contest operator, or a beginner experiencing your first contest, you are encouraged to participate in this laid back fun event! For South Dakota Hams, the contest offers an opportunity to build your logged contacts quickly and to have fun promoting the Mount Rushmore State. For those from everywhere else around the globe, this contest gives you an opportunity to work South Dakota stations from around the state.
2022 CONTEST RULES
1 PM Central Daylight Time Saturday to 1 PM Central Daylight Time Sunday. GMT is 1800z. This is an annual contest planned to be held on the 2nd full weekend of October.
OBJECT: Stations outside South Dakota work as many South Dakota stations and counties as possible. Stations inside South Dakota work everyone.
EXCHANGE: Stations outside South Dakota send signal report and state, province or DXCC country. South Dakota stations send signal report and county.
MODE: Modes are phone, CW, digital and mixed. (While any digital mode qualifies, modes such as RTTY and PSK31 are suggested as they provide for easy exchange of county information.) Stations may be worked only once per mode per band – 160m thru 70cm (no WARC bands). Repeater contacts do not qualify.
QSO POINTS: Phone contacts are worth 1 point. CW and digital contacts are worth 2 points. Bonus: 100 points for at least one QSO with WØOJY.
MULTIPLIERS: Stations outside South Dakota multiply QSO points by total South Dakota counties worked. Stations inside South Dakota multiply QSO points by the total of the South Dakota counties worked, US States, Provinces and DXCC countries. South Dakota counties may only be used ONCE as a multiplier.
CLASSES: In-State Multi-Op Fixed (CW/Phone/Digital/Mixed), (QRP/Low/High) In-State Single-Op Fixed (CW/Phone/Digital/Mixed) (QRP/Low/High), In-State Multi-Op Rover/Portable (CW/Phone/Digital/Mixed) (QRP/Low/High),
In-State Single-Op Rover/Portable (CW/Phone/Digital/Mixed) (QRP/Low/High),
Out of State Single-Op Fixed (CW/Phone/Digital/Mixed) (QRP/Low/High)
DX – Single-Op Any Mode and Power
MAXIMUM POWER: High power (greater than 150 watts), Low power (150 watts or less) and QRP (5 watts or less).
MOBILES: South Dakota Mobile (Rover/Portable) stations are considered a new contact each time they change counties. County line contacts will count as multiple contacts for both, but must be logged separately.
MULTI-OP: When two or more operators use the same callsign at any time during
the QSO Party contest period, regardless of category. Logs must be combined into a single entry. The “Call Used” should be the callsign used by all operators. The callsigns of each
operator should be included in the “Operator(s) Call” to receive proper credit.
SOUTH DAKOTA QSO PARTY SUGGESTED FREQUENCIES:
Band CW PH/SSB PH/FM
160m 1.830 1.855
80m 3.540 3.840
40m 7.040 or 7.100 7.210
20m 14.040 or 14.100 14.285
15m 21.040 21.330
10m 28.040 28.415
6m 50.040 50.150 52.550
2m 144.060 144.250 146.550
1.25m 222.150 223.450
70cm 432.105 432.150 446.550
FINAL SCORE CALCULATION: QSO Points X Multipliers = Total + Bonus = Grand Total (Example 50 contacts SSB x 20 counties = 1,000 points + 100 bonus = 1,100 points grand total).
Stations that work the Sponsoring Club station during the event, WØOJY, may claim an extra 100 points. The extra points shall be added to the total. The sponsoring station 100 point bonus may only be used once. Additional contacts with that station count as regular contacts. Only W0OJY will operate as Multi-Multi and will not be eligible for the In-State Log Drawing.
Questions: Contact Bill Nixon by email at W0EJ@arrl.net or if necessary, by telephone at 605-369-2100.