Casey Bahr writes "<HR> <FONT FACE="Arial" SIZE="6" COLOR="0000FF"> <CENTER>COAST TO COAST 2001</CENTER> <CENTER>FISTS Clubs QSO Party</CENTER> </FONT> <FONT FACE="Arial" SIZE="4" COLOR="00AAFF"> <CENTER>April 15th (UTC), Sat. and Sun. in the U.S. (24 hour event)</CENTER> </FONT> <HR> Announcing the 2nd Annual Year 2001 Coast-to-Coast FISTS Club QSO Party! This year is proving to be bigger and better than ever. We have 25 confirmed clubs participating and two more award levels available. FISTS Clubs from all over the U.S. will be on the air calling "CQ C2C" awaiting your QSO. Besides the chance to earn some really FB Certificates, for any club you have not worked before, each QSO is worth 3 points towards regular FIST Awards. Note that you do not have to be a FISTS member to participate and any FISTS points you earn can be applied towards FISTS awards when you do join. </p> Hope to cu on the air! de KS7J, Casey Bahr, Trustee FISTS Northwest, K7FFF</p> Click here for the latest updates, rules, and list of clubs participating.</p> <HR> <FONT SIZE="+2" COLOR="800040">Coast to Coast Event Rules and Station Guidelines </FONT> <FONT FACE="Arial" SIZE="3" COLOR="800080"> <LI>Mode: CW Only <LI>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. <LI>Contest dates --- April 15th, 0000 UTC up to 2400 UTC (24 hour event, April 14-15, Saturday and Sunday, over the U.S. time zones). Clubs will work a maximum of 24 hours. However, Clubs will operate to their own operating schedules (and styles) and may not be on the air the entire 24 hours. We will try to post proposed schedules and QTHs where possible. <LI>Bands to use: 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters. We encourage Clubs to use the Novice segments also. No WARC bands. Clubs will call near regular FISTS frequencies and down. <LI>Clubs will call --- "CQ C2C" <LI>Exchange --- Clubs and operators will exchange the following elements arranged how they see fit: RST, Name, State, and FISTS number (if you are a FISTS member). Clubs, remember to include your club number. <LI>All contacts with Clubs will count toward regular FISTS awards (FISTS clubs are worth 3 points each), as applicable. In addition, certificates will be awarded to all participants who work the following number of clubs (Note that log submittal is NOT required): <center>A minimum of 5 Clubs ---- Bronze Certificate</center> <center>For contact of 10 Clubs ---- Silver Certificate</center> <center>For contact of 15 Clubs ---- Gold Certificate</center> </p> <LI>Application for C2C certificates for Stateside Applicants need to be accompanied by US Funds for $4.00, which includes postage. All DX applicants please include funds in US in the amount of $6.00, which also includes postage. You can order the C2C Certificates directly online at: N7GSU C2C Certs or by printing the online form and mailing it to N7GSU. Mail certificate requests or payment to: <center>N7GSU QSLs</center> <center>24142 SW Peavine Rd</center> <center>McMinnville, OR 97128-8368 USA[/b]</center> </p> <LI>All participating Clubs will handle their own logging and QSLs. Applicants are NOT required to submit QSLs or logs to claim a C2C Certificate. Please QSL to Club contacted only! </FONT> <center> Please use the FISTS QSL Bureau for your QSLs!!! </p></center>"