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10-10 QSO Party Kickoff Net

There will be a Castle Craig Chapter Net on Friday February 6th 2015 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 7th 2015 to 2359:59 February 8th 2015.

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.

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. 7th), 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.

The conditions on 10 meters have been quite good the past few months. I expect that
this year's QSO party may have great conditions for this period sunspot cycle.

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. 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 of 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 now 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.

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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