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FISTS Northwest Events - The 2006 Coast to Coast FISTS Club Event!
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COAST TO COAST 2006 FISTS Clubs QSO Party
Please use the FISTS QSL Bureau for your QSLs

If you have questions contact the C2C Coordinator, Paul Beringer, NG7Z:
We regret that there will be no C2C Award Certificates this year


Click here to see the latest FISTS Clubs sign-up list

Click here to see the final 2006 C2C Scores

2006 Coast to Coast Event Rules and Station Guidelines

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.

As we did last 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 1800Z Sep 30 to 1800Z Oct 1
    (PDT 11am Sat Sept 30th to 11am Sunday Oct 1
    MDT 12pm Sept 30th to 12pm Sunday Oct 1
    CDT 1pm Sept 30th to 1pm Sunday Oct 1
    EDT 2pm Sept 30th to 2pm Sunday Oct 1
    Clubs will operate on 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. Two categories of participants: QRP (5W or less) and QRO. All clubs will be considered QRO.
  6. Only FISTS clubs will call. Clubs will call: "CQ C2C"
    Members: Please only answer CQ C2C from clubs who have signed up. You can always check the web site to get the latest listing of participating clubs.
  7. 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
  8. Scoring: Points for scoring are accrued as follows
    1. 1 point for each club worked on each band, once per band.
    2. For the first QSO with any club you accrue one multiplier point.
    3. To calculate your final score, multiply the total number of C2C club QSOs times your multiplier points.
        Examples:
      1. You had 20 club QSOs total. Those 20 QSOs were with 12 of the clubs (remember that only one club QSO per band counts towards your total). Thus, your final score is your multiplier, 12, times the total QSOs, 20 = 12 X 20 = 240 C2C points.
      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.
      3. You worked 25 clubs on just one of the 5 bands. You worked the same 20 clubs once more each, but on one or more of the other 4 bands . Your multiplier is then 25 (for 25 unique clubs) and you have 45 club QSOs total. Your final score is then 25 times 45 = 1125 C2C points.

    In summary

    1. Your first QSO with a club counts 1 point for your multiplier and 1 point for your total QSO count. Your total multiplier points cannot exceed the number of clubs that are on the air.
    2. You get 1 point toward your total QSO count for the same club each time you work it on one of the other 4 bands.
    3. You multiply all club QSOs times your multiplier for your total C2C points.

  9. 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).
  10. So that we can summarize the overall results, send just your total points within 30 days of the end of the event to:
    Paul Beringer, NG7Z via e-mail:
    or to Paul's postal address:
    Paul Beringer NG7Z
    4702 200th St SE
    Bothell, WA 98012
    

    If you need assistance scoring your log, Paul NG7Z will be happy to help. Send him your log in ASCII (text) format as an attachment, not in the message body. Include date, time, band, callsign worked and state. All clubs are encouraged to send logs as it helps with statistical analysis of the event.


QSLs

  1. All participating Clubs will handle their own logging and QSLs. Please QSL to Club contacted only (NOT to the contest organizers or FISTS HQ)! Send points results to Paul Beringer, NG7Z:
  2. All contacts with Clubs will count toward regular FISTS awards (FISTS clubs are worth 3 points each), as applicable.

    Note that scores must be submitted within 30 days of the end of the event to qualify


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 principle.

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