Love contests or hate them, they sure activate the bands. And that is particularly true of this one. Exchange is simple for W and VE stations, just RST--as honest as you like--and State or Province. For DX the exchange is RST + Serial Number. If you have not yet used your Technician 10M privileges, here's your chance. You can find complete rules at just about any contest oriented website. I wish I could join you, but I'll have to sit this one out. It seems that little pain in my back I mentioned in another thread around Thanksgiving turned out to be a spinal stenosis, which completely debilitated me. I have spent the last week in the hospital--during which I missed the 160 and boy am I pi$$ed! So this week I'm in a physical rehab center getting the coordination back in my legs, so I'll miss the 10M. Jump in and have some fun for me.