It’s time to remind all PCARS DXers and Contesters that the DX/Contest Special Interest Group meeting will be held on Tuesday, Mar. 27, at the club site at 7PM.
We do have a contest coming up in April and since this will be the first time we wll put K8BF on the air in this contest, we will be briefly reviewing the rules. The contest is the Florida QSO Party that takes place the weekend of April 28-29.
For one thing, this contest has two operating periods. Saturday the 28th, the contest starts at Noon local time and ends the same evening at 9:59PM. Then on Sunday, the 29th, it starts again at 8AM local time and goes until 5:59PM. So we can be on the air for 20 hours and still everyone can get a good night’s rest. What a great idea!
Joe, W8KNO, has had a lot of experience working this contest and we can certainly rely on his knowledge. Since Joe has won many awards working this contest, he may want to continue to operate his own station during the contest, but we can still use his input on how we can make a great showing as a club entry in teh Multi-Multi, Low Power category.
We will also discuss any upcoming RTTY cotnests since our RTTY mentor, George, K3GP, has made a good point of not wanting anyone who worked the last RTTY contest from K8BF to lose what they may have learned.
So come on out and have some fun and good discussion with your fellow PCARS members.
​Until then,​
73 – Chuck W8PT
​PCARS Contest Coordinator​