The International G3ZQS Memorial Straight Key Contest will be 2300 Hrs UTC August 31 through 2300 Hrs UTC September 2, 2018. Everyone is welcome to participate, but only the logs of those using straight keys for all claimed contacts are eligible for awards.
Operation is limited to 3.5, 7, 14, 21, and 28 MHz amateur bands. No WARCs bands.
Work stations only once per band.
There are three entry classes: QRO, QRP, and Club:
Entry class MUST be shown on logs to be considered for entry in a particular class, or will be assumed QRO. An entry must be ONE class only, no combination of classes is allowed.
CALL: CQ FS (short for fists straight = straight key)
The following information must be exchanged by both stations to count as a valid contest QSO:
For FISTS members:
RST, U.S. state/Canadian province/DXCC country, first name, FISTS number.
For non-FISTS members:
RST, U.S. state/Canadian province/DXCC country, first name, Power output.
Each U.S. State and Canadian province counts as 1 multiplier. Count each only once, no matter how many times worked.
Each DXCC entity counts as 1 multiplier. Count each no matter how many times worked.
Each QSO with a FISTS member: 5 points.
Each QSO with a non-FISTS member: 2 points.
Final score is total QSO points times multipliers.
Logs header information must indicate type of key used. Please send Cabrillo or Text files ONLY.
Mail or E-Mail your log within 30 days to:
Karl Zuk N2KZ
15 Flintlock Ridge Rd.
Katonah, NY 10536