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Guys and gals, the exciting Dave Dixon memorial activity is now running...
DAVE DIXON G0AYD MEMORIAL 2024DESCRIPTIONAn activity to give away a brand new Rooster kit from the estate of Dave, G0AYD, SK

Entrants MUST be using “off grid and non-engine powered electricity” powered portable stations and MUST be signing /P. Entrants MUST be running 15 watts or less.. You may use batteries, waterwheels, wind generators, solar panels or dilithium crystals if you can get ‘em…just not a petrol / diesel generator or your car / caravan (even if on batteries) etc. THE SPIRIT IS TO BE IN THE FIELD.

It is accepted that some FISTS might wish to enter but through no personal lack of effort cannot venture forth, so there is a category for stations based at home who wish to enter. They must log /P stations only. The prize of the Rooster will go to an actual field station but I’m sure we will rustle something for fixed base stations working only /P as well.
TIMESContinuous running, 24/7 from start to finish BUT if you concentrate your activity around the cardinal hours it will improve chances…maybe! So, operate any time at all but try to be on at 00, 03, 06, 09, 12, 15, 18, 21 UTC.

00:01 UTC Saturday 1st June to 23:59 UTC Monday 30th September.FREQUENCIESThe following rules apply only if you are sending in an entry:
You can use any amateur radio band in your licence except for 12m, 17m, 30m, 60m, and bands lower in frequency than 160m.
Keep at least 1 kHz away from QRP centre of activity frequencies unless running QRP. (For 80m, 40m, and 20m, these are 3.560, 7.030, and 14.060 MHz.)
After you finish a QSO on 3.558 or 7.028 MHz, unless you replied to a CQ or tail-ended a QSO, you must QSY by at least 500 Hz for a minimum of 10 minutes.
EXCHANGEThe minimum exchange is:
RST, Name, QTH.
SCORINGYou may claim only ONE QSO with any given operator per day, i.e. all QSOs claimed each day must be unique callsigns. Scoring:

Category 1: Field StationsPointsStation1Any licenced station.
Category 2: Home Base StationsPointsStation1Any licenced station signing "/P"LOGSElectronic logs only.

Entries must be received no later than 7TH OCTOBER 2024 and must include your callsign, name and email address.

Log formats:
The free FISTS Log Converter program version 4.6.3 or later for Windows is recommended for creating and submitting logs quickly and easily.
'QSO_Date' and 'Time_On' are UTC.
'Freq' is in MHz and must be a decimal number only, e.g. 7.027
'Mode' must be CW
'Points' can be 1 or be left blank, e.g. 1
'Comment' must include one of these:
- for field (/P) stations AYD FIELD, e.g. Nice QSO AYD FIELD
- for home base stations AYD HOME, e.g. Nice QSO AYD HOMEExcel, Calc, CSV (comma-separated values), or TSV (tab-separated values) files. The first row/record in the file must include these exact column names although they don't need to be in this order:QSO_Date, Call, Name, QTH, Freq, RST_Sent, RST_Rcvd, Time_On, Mode, Points, CommentExample for Category 1: Field (/P) Stations:2024/06/02,G3ZOD,Gra,Stockport,3.557,599,559,17:05,CW,1,AYD FIELDExample for Category 2: Home Base Stations:2024/07/03,G4YVM/P,David,Salisbury,7.026,599,559,12:05,CW,1,AYD HOME
ADIF files. These can be ADI (text) files or ADX (XML) files and must include the fields named above.
Other file formats may be acceptable - please ask.

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David. G4YVM

Will a dilithium xtal set send the signals faster or.just warp my key?

Sun Jun 02, 2024 6:30 pm
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