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2018 Winter 10-10 QSO Party Kickoff Net
01-17-2018, 11:55 PM
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2018 Winter 10-10 QSO Party Kickoff Net

There will be a Castle Craig Chapter Net on Friday February 2nd 2018 on the
club net frequency of 28.375. The purpose of this net is to kick off the
10-10 Winter QSO Party. I hope that all club members will join in. Even if
you do not have a 10-10 number you are worth 1 point to the rest of us who
do and are submitting logs. The QSO party runs from 0000 UTC February 3th 2018
to 2359:59 February 4th 2018.

If you are a paid up 10-10 member your support of the club, and our chapter
would be appreciated. Please make as many contacts as you can, and submit your
log for credit. Remember to mention that you would like to credit Castle Craig
Chapter of 10-10 with your score.

Log submission must be made by 2/12/2018 and is a simple process using the robot
at: http://hamclubs.info/scorer/. You can also mail your log to the contest
coordinator Dan Morris KZ3T, 3162 Covington Way, Lenoir, NC 28645.

We will start taking checkins at 6:45 PM local time, (23:45 UTC), and I will be
the Net Control. I would like a station to help with relays if needed. The
procedure is simple. At 7 PM local time, (0000 UTC Feb. 4th), we will start
from the top of the list, (myself), and I will give my 10-10 information, that
is Call, Name, QTH (state), and 10-10 number. The next station will be called
and that person will give their information and then stand by. We will proceed
to the bottom of the list.

The procedure is then repeated from the top to bottom of the list, except you
will call all stations that you heard and QSL their information. If you need a
repeat on any information this is the time to ask for it.

Once the last station is called they should have no calls to make because
everyone has called them.

I expect that this net should last no more than about 20 minutes.

Also, as you talk to local, (Connecticut), stations on 10 meters and also on the
different bands please mention this QSO party and ask them to check 10 meters at
times during the weekend to participate. Please remind them that if they are in
the local ground wave area and members of 10-10, that The Castle Craig Chapter
of 10-10 is their local chapter and we would appreciate their support for the
QSO Parties. We've seen a few non MARC club members submitting their score for
the chapter. We'd like to see more. Castle Craig usually finishes pretty well
in the chapter standings. We'd like to do better.

If you have your collected 10-10 numbers sitting now is the time to send them in
or go to the 10-10 web page at http://www.ten-ten.org/memship.html and either
use the online shopping cart to join or fill out a paper application and mail it
in. There is a special three year incentive plan for $40.00 or you can join for
the basic $15.00 a year. 10-10 has a membership plan with electronic delivery
of the 10-10 News and there are special rates for new and rejoining members of
$10.00 for one year and a three year incentive for $25.00. It takes about three
weeks to get your number back via mail but if you apply online your new number
will come via email in just a few days. Remember you need to be a paid up member
for your log to count for awards and also toward the club score. A good
incentive for joining is that ALL 10-10 awards are FREE, and most if all do not
require QSL cards and can be applied for via email. You will receive award
certificates by return mail, (or), for many, you can ask for a PDF certificate to
put in your computer or post on your web pages.

Even if you've decided that you are not interested in becoming a 10-10 member,
you can still get on and give contacts out to those who are working the QSO
Party. Your point will be welcomed. The 10-10 Officers and volunteers realize
that 10 meters is in it's poor sunspot time but they still encourage everyone to
work the QSO parties, check 10 meters out and make as many contacts as they can.
10-10 was formed to keep 10 meter active so that it is not lost to other services
and that idea is still paramount in the organization's concepts.

Please plan to attend and get the Winter 10-10 QSO party off to a rousing start!

-73- Al N1API
Castle Craig Chapter Chapter Head and Certificate Manager
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