2007 PSK 31 Flavors Contest

 

 

Phase Shifting where no contest has Phase Shifted before!

 

 

When:

 

Saturday, 14 April 2007 from 12:00-18:00 your local time.

This is a rolling start across the globe that should give opportunity to all who play.

 

 

Who:

 

All licensed radio amateurs. Look for 070 Club members in the event.

Learn about this esteemed association on its web page:

 

http://podxs.com/html/070_club.html

 

 

Why:

 

To have a contest where participants get to play with PSK variants.

An excellent warm-up for the TARA Skirmish multi-mode contest.

 

 

Categories:

 

The Contest will have three separate entry categories -

 

QRP: Maximum power not exceeding 5 watts

Low: Maximum power not exceeding 20 watts

Medium: Maximum power not exceeding 100 watts

 

 

Modes:

 

Use PSK variants in the following 5 families

 

       BPSK 10*/31/63[Narrow bandwidth except for BPSK63]

       QPSK 31/63* [Narrow bandwidth except for QPSK63]

       PSK/Hellschreiber [105*] [Wide bandwidth]

       PSK/FEC 31* [Wide bandwidth]

       PSK/AM 10*/31*: [Narrow bandwidth]

 

Note that the family definitions have been changed since last year.

 

Modes marked with an asterisk can be found in the free MultiPSK software package from F6CTE.

 

See the following website:

 

http://multipsk.eqth.org/

 

Thanks to Patrick, F6CTE, for expanding the PSK universe!

 

 

Frequencies:

 

20 Meters only

 

- normal PSK sub-band for narrow modes,

 

- sub-band 14072.5 -14080 KHz suggested for wide bandwidth modes.

 

Some of the contest modes are relatively wide. The PSK families chosen for the contest are either

the same width as BPSK31 or wider like BPSK63.

 

Please allow sufficient room between your signals and those of your fellow PSK explorers.

Certainly give plenty of room to civilians in the accepted PSK and RTTY sub-bands.

 

 

Exchange:

 

For 070 Members State/Province/DXCC Entity + 070 member number

 

For Non-070 - State/Province/DXCC Entity + Name

 

 

Suggested Contest Call:

 

CQ CQ PSK 31 Flavors de Your Call k

 

It may be useful to call CQ in PSK 31, indicating which mode will follow.

I mean, Im not sure well be able to recognize all those traces yet, will we...

 

CQ CQ PSK 31 Flavors de Your Call - switching to <Mode> k

 

 

Score:

 

Calculate claimed scores as follows --

 

QSO Points: 1 point per station contacted

 

Contacts counted once per PSK family

 

For example, K8IJ contacts N3DQU as follows:

- Once in BPSK31

- Once in QPSK63

- Once in PSK/Hell

K8IJ and N3DQU can count 3 QSO points for these contacts

 

The wise contester will use as many PSK families as possible!

 

Multipliers: 1 multiplier for each State/Province/DXCC Entity

1 additional multiplier for each different PSK family used maximum of 5

Note that the mode multiplier has been added since last year.

Total Score: QSO Points X Multipliers

 

 

 

Logs:

 

Submit logs and claimed scores to pskflavors@excite.com

 

If you encounter any problems with this Email address, you may send your entry to K5PAX@arrl.net

 

Include in your Email the following information:

 

-        Name

-        Mailing Address

-        Station Call

-       070 Number (if you are a member)

-       Entry Category

-       Number of QSOs

-       Number of S/P/DXCC multipliers

-       Number of PSK family multipliers

-       Claimed score

 

Please include logs as an attachment. Logs should include, for each QSO:

 

- Date/Time (UT)

- Call

- Mode

- Exchange

 

Logs may be in any of the following exchangeable formats

 

TXT, ADIF, DOC, XLS, CBR, WPD, CSV

 

Deadline for submission of Logs is: May 14, 2007

 

 

Awards:

 

Certificates will be awarded to the top scorer in each category. Results will be posted on the 070 Club website:

 

http://podxs.com/html/070_club.html

 

All 070 members participating and submitting logs will receive endorsements.

 

 

Questions:

 

Any questions, contact:

 

Harvey, K5PAX PSK Flavormeister at:

 

pskflavors@excite.com

 

or

 

K5PAX@ARRL.net

 

 

 

PSK 31 Flavors 2007 Results

 

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