PSK-31 FUN Night... Oct 3rd - 6 pm to Midnight!

Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by KK4NSF, Sep 20, 2019.

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  1. KK4NSF

    KK4NSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hello ALL!
    A small group of us PSK-31 aficionados have decided to hold a PSK-31 FUN Night, on OCT 3 from 6pm to midnight Eastern Time in the USA.... earlier or later in other time zones. The idea is simple: we want to enjoy a great evening of QSOs, conversations and friendship using our favorite digital mode. If you've not tried PSK-31, then it will be a great time to jump in, since there will be a lot of folks to talk to. If you are an old hand at PSK-31, then I guess it will be a good Home-Coming for you!

    So here's the deal: THIS IS NOT A CONTEST or ANY OTHER OFFICIAL EVENT. It's just for FUN

    FREQ- 7.070 or thereabouts.... maybe a bit higher, maybe a bit lower.... depending on traffic.
    MODE- PSK-31, BPKS-31, QBPSK-31 or any compatible modes (but I'm guessing most everyone will be on BPSK-31)
    Badges / Sign-In / Moderators-/ Event officials - none, none, none and none- " We don't need no stinkin' badges!"
    Limits on QSO Times- none. yack as long as you want... or be snappy and efficient. Whatever floats your boat!
    Official Start and Stop Time: Heck.... I don't care if you start early, or stay late. Stay all night if you want to. I plan to go to bed around midnight.
    QSL Cards- send 'en if you want to.... don't have to if you don't want to. BUT the first 200 people I log will get a Genuine Paper QSL card from ME! It's going to be a special "event card", printed via Letterpress.... just like in the olden days... back when I still had some hair on my head.
    Logging- it's up to you, log or not log- we don't care. (I will be, but that's just me. )
    Contest Points- there aren't any! This is not a contest, so there won't be any points, awards, gold medals, certificates or anything like that.
    Extra Points for DX- YES! You get 3x points for having a QSO over 100o miles. Just keep in mind that 3x of Zero points is still Zero. But you do get bragging rights.
    Other Rules: other than being a good sport, following proper ham practices, and enjoying the event... there aren't any other event rules.

    Even though this is not any sort of official event, there WILL be an Unofficial Bragging Thread here on QRZ where you can relate your successes / failures / stories after the event... or maybe during the event. We'll see how it goes.

    So.... there it is! Mark it on your calendar. Oct 3, 6 to midnight- 7.070mhz - BPSK-31... FUN!

    (note: I'm also posting this downstairs in the Working Different Modes section, so don't get confused and think you are seeing double, or anything. )

    Dave
    KK4NSF
     
  2. KY1K

    KY1K Ham Member QRZ Page

    I've always been interested in psk31. Yet I only have exactly ONE QSO! This will be a great excuse to play on the mode again!
     
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  3. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    "6 to midnight" in what time zone? UTC I'm assuming? or EDT?

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  4. KY1K

    KY1K Ham Member QRZ Page

    6pm to midnight Eastern Time in the USA..
     
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  5. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Ah. Thanks. Maybe if I get home from work in time, I can at least give it a go for a couple hours after dinner.

    3 to 9 Pacific...

    Thanks again

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  6. KK4NSF

    KK4NSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    or stay later..... the midnight cut-off is not written in stone. I'm guessing some of our other West Coast friends may be around a little later.
     
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  7. N1RBD

    N1RBD Ham Member QRZ Page

    We'll be vacationing on the Georgia Golden Isles and I'm taking my QRP rig with us. I may try to pop in. I've done FT8 but this will be a new venture for me. Hopefully I can find a place to shoot my end fed up into a tree and not have people wondering why I'm aiming a slingshot into the air.
     
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  8. KD4MOJ

    KD4MOJ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    2200 Zulu :)

    ...DOUG
    KD4MOJ
     
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  9. KD4MOJ

    KD4MOJ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Maybe I can get my HF antenna back up in time. Went down during Michael.

    ...DOUG
    KD4MOJ
     
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  10. KK4NSF

    KK4NSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    REMEMBER... it is THIS THURSDAY!!! I've gotten a lot of e-mails from fellow hams, so I'm guessing we'll have a great crowd! Don't miss it!
     

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