To ALL KH6 radio amateurs:
The Hawai’i QSO Party will be held again this year in just a few days, and you’re invited. It’s time to get “radio-active”. Get on the air, make a bunch of QSOs, have some radio fun. This can be a serious contest, or just get on and make a few QSOs for the fun of it.
Please take a look at the web site: http://www.hawaiiqsoparty.org/
I just sent out emails to 1,000 mainlanders announcing this HQP so there should be plenty of activity.
The event starts at 0400Z Aug 25and runs through 0359Z Aug 27That’s 48 hours total, and you can operate as much of that time as you want. That’s 6 pmlocal FRIDAYuntil 6 pmSUNDAY.
Hawaiian stations work anyone, anywhere, on any legal HF mode: CW, SSB, or any of the many digital modes. Digital modes include RTTY, PSK, FT8, or ANY other digital modulation. Be sure you’re exahange includes your QTH area. A grid square is NOT acceptable. However, the required signal report does not have to be in the traditional 59 or 599 format. A S/N value in dB is OK. Please convert your log format into Cabrillo. Let me know if you need help with that.
HQP does not use counties as multipliers, the multiplier list is expanded into areas. Please make sure you give your correct area in you’re QSOs. http://hawaiiqsoparty.org/Rules/HQP/QTHIDs.html
Using a spotting system is OK. The object is to work as many stations as you can and this is a very good way to find them. Please do not “self-spot”. That’s not considered good gamesmanship and could lead to a DQ.
Also, note that other state QSO parties will be active at the same time. It’s perfectly OK to work stations running in other Parties. It’s good for you AND good for them.
Please send questions or comments to AD6E@arrl.net
Aloha & 73, Alan AD6E at KH6TU