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D-STAR QSO PARTY 2017

D-STAR QSO PARTY 2017

Purpose

Connect the world through D-STAR repeaters around the globe.

Rules

The goal of the D-STAR QSO PARTY is to communicate through as many D-STAR repeaters as possible throughout the world. All operators who submit an approved log will be eligible for the prize draw. Winners will be randomly selected to get a prize. The more D-STAR QSOs you make, the more chances you have to win. Please refer to the entry multipliers below.

  1. To qualify for prize draw point, you need to contact more than 10 amateurs through at least one repeater in your own country.
  2. If you contact more than 20 amateurs, you will qualify for two points.
  3. If you contact amateurs in more than 5 foreign countries, you will qualify for one point.
  4. If you contact amateurs in more than 10 foreign countries, you will qualify for two points.

<For example>
If you contact 25 amateurs and 15 foreign countries, you will get total four (4) points.

How the above “prize draw point” system will work

  1. The name and/or call sign of each entrant into the D-STAR QSO PARTY will be collated and included in the prize draw. In this case each entrant will be eligible for one prize draw point in the draw.
  2. As per the explanation above, the number of prize draw points is multiplied depending on the number of valid QSOs during the period of the QSO party.
  3. Winners can receive only one prize. Therefore, in the case that a winner’s name/call sign is drawn again, that person will not receive another prize.



D-STAR QSO PARTY 2017 Details

D-STAR QSO PARTY 2017 Details

Date & time

September 22nd 0:00 - 24th 24:00 2017 (UTC)

QSO Party organizer

Icom Incorporated

Who can take part in the QSO party?

All licensed Ham Radio operators

Participation bands and modes

DV mode
28MHz/50MHz/70MHz/144MHz/430MHz/1200MHz
(Simplex operation on 28MHz, 50MHz)

Making a call

<Call>
D-STAR QSO PARTY 2017

<Contest Number>
1. The other stations RS
2. The year when you first operated D-STAR.

Example of rubber stamp QSO
<<CQ>>
CQ D-STAR QSO PARTY,CQ D-STAR QSO PARTY.
This is JA3YUA,Juliett - Alfa - Three - Yankee - Uniform - Alfa,JA3YUA.
Calling CQ and Standing-by.

<<reply>>
JA3YUA, this is N9JA, November - Nine - Juliett – Alfa From Seattle Repeater to Hirano Repeater.
I am from the U.S. (country name)
Exchange Number is “59” and “2012”.
Thank you for the contact 73.

<<reply>>
N9JA, This is JA3YUA,Juliett - Alfa - Three - Yankee - Uniform - Alfa,JA3YUA.
Thank you for coming back my call.
I am from Japan.
Exchange Number is “59” and “2014” 73.

Things to remember

  1. Abide by all Amateur Radio laws in your country.
  2. Party organizer is not responsible for any direct or indirect damage/trouble associated with the QSO party.
  3. When you use the repeaters, be considerate of other users who are not taking part in the QSO party.

How to submit a log

There are two log formats accepted.

<Electronic log>
Please make an electronic log in the Cabrillo format and submit it to the E-mail address listed below. Please make the name of the file your call sign. For example: JA3YUA.log.
We can accept any type of Cabrillo formats that are V2 or V3, but please write down the items as shown in the log below. Also, do not forget to write your claimed score.

QSO Band Date
(UTC)
Time
(UTC)
My
Call
RS Exch Their
Call
RS Exch.
QSO 144 2017-09-23 21:10 JA3YUA 59 2012 N9JA 59 2014
QSOQSO
Band 144
Date
(UTC)
2017-09-23
Time
(UTC)
21:10
My
Call
JA3YUA
RS59
Exch 2012
Their
Call
N9JA
RS59
Exch. 2014

<Log Reports>
You can download a summary sheet and log sheet from “Log Reporting” page listed below and submit the completed sheets by E-mail. In addition to that, you can prepare your own log in an Excel spreadsheet.

“Log Reporting” page
http://www.icom.co.jp/world/dqp/log/

Due date for submitting (must arrive by date)

<Log Reports>
October 25th 00:00 2017(UTC) 

Where to send

<Log Reports>
E-mail : D-Star.QSOPARTY_LOG@IcomAmerica.com

Double check the following before submitting.

  1. Please fill in your name and call sign, in the comment column.
  2. Please fill in the model name of the radio, or radios you used for this QSO party.
  3. Please fill in your comments regarding the QSO party after participation, and share your ideas.
  4. Please understand that winning call signs will be published when the winners are announced.

Judge

Icom Incorporated

Prizes

  1. ID-4100 x 1 set
  2. Thermal Mug (with Icom Logo) x 5 sets
  3. Icom Logo Cap x 5 sets

Disqualification

  1. Participants who do not obey the relevant Amateur Radio laws of their country
  2. Participants who do not obey the QSO party rules.
  3. Participants who submit false logs
  4. Participants who submit insufficient documents or send logs by normal mail at short paid
  5. Participants who are disqualified by the QSO party organizer for any other valid reason

Announcement of results

Results will be announced on November 21, 2017 on this website.

Comments or inquiries

Comments or inquiries will be accepted by E-mail until November 30th. 00:00 2017 (UTC)
D-Star.QSOPARTY_QUESTIONS@IcomAmerica.com

Notification

The two E-mail addresses below, for correspondence regarding the QSO party, will become invalid on December 26, 2017.
E-mail address to submit logs :
D-Star.QSOPARTY_LOG@IcomAmerica.com
E-mail address for comments/inquiries :
D-Star.QSOPARTY_QUESTIONS@IcomAmerica.com