State QSO Parties

Attention PCARS Contesters:

I want to give you a heads up on a few QSO Parties in which K8BF will be participating.

The weekend of March 11-12 hosts three QSO Parties. They are the Wisconsin, Idaho and Oklahoma contests.

The WIQSOP takes place on Sunday, Mar 12 from 1800Z to 0100Z (Mar. 13). For those of us who are UTC challenged, that’s 2PM to 9PM local time.

The IDQSOP takes place on Saturday, Mar 11 to Sun, Mar 12 from 1900Z to 1900Z (24 hrs). That’s 2PM Sat until 2PM Sun.

The OKQSOP takes place on Saturday, Mar 11 and then again on Sunday, Mar. 12. This event is broken in two to allow a good night’s rest. On Saturday, it runs from 1500Z to 0200Z. (10AM to 9PM local ti,e). On Sunday it runs from 1500Z to 2100Z. (11AM to 5PM local time.)

The differences in time are due to that weekend being when we switch to Daylight Savings Time. So don’t forget on Saturday before you go to bed, turn your clocks 1 hr ahead.

I hope to see many members at the club site during that weekend. For those who have not contested or would like to just find out more about it, please come out and join us. I feel confident that you will have a good time.

Unfortunately for those who like FT4/FT8, that digital mode is not allowed in any of these three contests.

73 – Chuck W8PT
PCARS Contest Coordinator

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