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2020 10-10 Summer QSO Party Kick Off Net
There will be a Castle Craig Chapter Net on Friday July
31st 2020 on the club net frequency of 28.375.  The purpose
of this net is to kick off the 10-10 Summer 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 August 1st 2020 to 2359:59 August 2nd 2020.
If you are a paid up 10-10 member your support of the
chapter, and our club 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 8/10/2020 and now go directly
to the contest chairman KZ3T at , or
use the dedicated contest submission email of  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 7:45 PM local time July 31,
(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 8 PM local time, (0000 UTC August 1st), 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

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 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.  For those members who are an OM/YL team there is a
family membership rate.  It is a good way for both to join
and get in on the fun.

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 coming out of  it's minimum
sunspot cycle 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 band active
so that it is not lost to other services and that idea is
still paramount in the organization's concepts.

Also, you can submit a log as a checklog if you are not a
paid up 10-10 member, (though I stress this would be good
time to take advantage of the 3 year incentive offer).  And
if you still decide that 10-10 is not your cup of tea but
do get on and pass your information to others, you can
also submit a log as a check log.  The purpose of 10-10 is
to keep the band active and your log is a good way to
demonstrate band activity.

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

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

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