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COAST TO COAST 2003 FISTS Clubs QSO Party
Please use the FISTS QSL Bureau for your QSLs!!

See this year's results CLICK HERE!


Master List of C2C Participating Clubs (56 of them!)

If you have questions contact the C2C Coordinator, Paul Beringer, NG7Z: FistsC2C@yahoo.com

2003 Coast to Coast Event Rules and Station Guidelines
Click here to jump to Awards info

Remember! You don't have to be a FISTS member to participate! Non-members can use club points (3 points per club) towards FISTS awards when they join FISTS later.

New this year! Each first QSO with a club gives you a point multiplier. See Scoring rule below.

All Participants:
  1. Purpose: To contact as many FISTS clubs as possible.
  2. Mode: CW Only.
  3. Contest dates --- Runs 24 hours September 14th 0000 - 2400 ZULU (PDT 5 PM Saturday to 5 PM Sunday). Clubs will operate to their own schedules. They are not required to be on the air the entire 24 hours of the event.
  4. Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters. We encourage Clubs to use the Novice segments also. Sorry, no WARC bands. Clubs will call near regular FISTS frequencies.
  5. Only FISTS clubs will call. Clubs will call --- "CQ C2C"
  6. Exchange --- Clubs and operators exchange the following elements:
    1. FISTS Members and Clubs:RST, Name, State (or 2 character prefix if DX), and FISTS number. Clubs: Send only your club's FISTS number.
      1. U.S. Example: 579, Stan, VA, 2934
      2. DX Example: 599, Ralph, ZL, 1073
    2. Non-FISTS: RST, Name, State, and Power (be sure to suffix with 'W').
      1. U.S. Example: 459, Bill, OR, 50W
      2. DX Example: 569, Yuri, UA, 100W
  7. Scoring: Points for C2C awards are accrued as follows Ė
    1. 1 point for each club worked on each band, once per band (which means a maximum of 5 QSO points for any club since there are 5 bands available).
    2. For each individual club worked you accrue one multiplier point. The maximum possible number of multiplier points would equal the number of clubs participating.
    3. To calculate your final score, multiply the total number of C2C QSOs times your multiplier points.
      Examples:
    1. You had 20 club QSOs total. Those 20 QSOs were with 12 of the participating clubs (remembering that only one club QSO per band counts). Thus, your final score is your multiplier, 12, times the total QSOs, 20 = 12 X 20 = 240 C2C points. 12 clubs qualifies for the Silver C2C Certificate.
    2. You worked 15 clubs. 10 of those clubs you worked on one band, 5 you worked on 2 bands. Your total QSOs are 10 + (5 x 2)= 20 QSOs. Since you worked 15 clubs total, your final score is 15 X 20 = 300 C2C points. 15 clubs qualifies for the Gold C2C Certificate.
    3. You worked 20 clubs once on one of the 5 bands. You got an additional 25 club QSOs on other bands than the first band you worked them on. Your multiplier is then 20 and you made 45 club QSOs total. Your final score is 20 times 45 = 900 C2C points. 20 clubs qualifies for the Platinum C2C Certificate.

    Remember, you can only count a single club once per band. If you worked a club on one band, you canít count a QSO with that club again on the same band.

  8. Club operators, please note this special rule: Club operators count any exchange with another club to your club and personal C2C QSO count. Example: If you are using your club's call and are called by another club, both club operators count C2C points for their club and themselves without the operators using their own home calls in the QSO. This rule is intended to reward our club volunteer ops without the need for confusing "double-call QSOs" or separate QSOs while you are pounding brass on behalf of your club. CAVEAT: The home call points in this example only count toward the operator's C2C point count and can not be used for FISTS Awards (e.g. Century), since the home calls were not actually exchanged (see footnote below).

QSLs and Awards

Coast-to-Coast 2003 Certificates ordering information is here

  1. All participating Clubs will handle their own logging and QSLs. Please, do NOT submit QSLs or logs to claim a C2C Certificate. Please QSL to Club contacted only (NOT to the contest organizers or FISTS HQ)! Send points results to, Paul Beringer, NG7Z: FistsC2C@yahoo.com
  2. All contacts with Clubs will count toward regular FISTS awards (FISTS clubs are worth 3 points each), as applicable. In addition, special Coast-to-Coast certificates can be ordered by any participants who work the following number of clubs (NOTE: log submittal is NOT required, nor desired):

    A minimum of 5 Clubs ---- Bronze Certificate
    For contact of 10 Clubs ---- Silver Certificate
    For contact of 15 Clubs ---- Gold Certificate
    For contact of 20 Clubs ---- Platinum Certificate
    For contact of 25 Clubs ---- Diamond Certificate

    Your certificate will be endorsed with the total number of C2C points your earned according to the multiplier rule above. Point totals for top finishers will be reported in the Keynote for informational purposes after the event.

    Your certificate level is determined by the total number of clubs contacted, not the total points attained.


All information on ordering Coast-to-Coast 2003 Certificates is here


Please use the FISTS QSL Bureau for your QSLs!!!

Footnote: Per Dennis Franklin, K6DF, FISTS HQ Awards Manager: Award points for FISTS awards cannot be claimed unless you actually use your own call for any QSO's that are used in your own award logs. That is the way awards are issued by any and all organizations that have an operating awards program. The FISTS awards program is based on that principal.

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