The SPARC Contesters invite everyone to come out and operate the CQ WPX SSB contest starting at 8:00 PM on Friday, March 23. We will be at the club station to work as many stations as we can–all on phone. The WPX contest is a fun contest as we use a rare prefix (NY4) which makes us a multiplier and hence, a desired station to work. You can experience what it is like to operate on the “other side” of the pileup. Rates of 100 contacts an hour are not uncommon. But we also stress introducing new people to contesting and will also work with anyone new to get them comfortable working stations. We have lots of “Elmers” around to help you out. When not operating, we always have people hanging around to discuss your latest project.
We need operators. If you can come out, please email Tom at NY4I@arrl.net so we know you are coming. We can create a schedule so even if you only have a couple of hours, you can get in and operate. Full rules on WPX contest are available here. Please bring your own headset or headphones. If you do not have a headset with a microphone, you can use the boom mic but you will want headphones so bring a set along—we have adapters.
We hope to see you there!