My South Carolina QSO Party plans

ImageMy plan for Saturday’s S.C. QSO Party is to operate mobile on the western side of the state and work back into the midlands.

Dwayne, N4LDL and I are teaming up. We’ll be operating with his Kenwood mobile rig. I’ll be handling logging and some radio duties also. Not sure which call we will use, but it will likely be mine.

We don’t have a firm schedule of times and places, but the best way to get a handle on where we are will be via my twitter account, @kk4dsd. I will use the #scqso hashtag. EDIT: The rules mention self-spotting isn’t allowed, so I consulted with the contest manager who advised Twitter still counts as a self-spot. He did suggest that we tweet location, band and mode, so look for us around the suggested frequencies mentioned in the rulebook.

We could potentially hit the following counties: Richland, Lexington, Aiken, Edgefield, McCormick, Greenwood, Saluda, Newberry and Fairfield. That’s a lot of counties — but we’ll give it our best shot. We will start at 1400z regardless of where we are.

Depending on how much time is left, I could possibly operate RTTY from my home shack when we return. Expect LOTW uploads the next day.

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Good luck!

2 thoughts on “My South Carolina QSO Party plans

    • Heheh thanks man. Awesome to catch you on SSB and CW! As for the straight key, it’s only because I didn’t have the right cable for the Winkeyer on Dwayne’s rig, hehe. But it was a lot of fun operating that way.

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