Saturday, November 07, 2009


If you're aiming to start or complete Worked All States via QRP, this weekend is a good place to get going; or possibly finish.

About 15 minutes ago, the ARRL Sweepstakes began. To read the rules, you can go to:

The contest involves a lengthy and unique exchange:

First you give a consecutive serial number followed by your precedence. If you're running QRP, your precedence will be a "Q" fittingly enough. Then your callsign, which is then followed by the last two digits of the year you were licensed. Lastly, you finish with your ARRL section.

That seem like a lot to send; but once you get into a rhythm and get used to it; it's not so bad.

Keep your ears sharp and you will probably be able to find some of those "hard ones" like DE, RI, AK, HI, ND. SD, etc.

Good luck and happy contesting!

73 de Larry W2LJ

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