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2017 Winter 10-10 QSO Party Kickoff Net

There will be a Castle Craig Chapter Net on Friday February 3rd 2017 on the
club net frequency of 28.375. The purpose of this net is to kick off the
10-10 Winter QSO Party. I hope that all club members will join in. Even if
you do not have a 10-10 number you are worth 1 point to the rest of us who
do and are submitting logs. The QSO party runs from 0000 UTC February 4th
2017 to 2359:59 February 5th 2017.

If you are a paid up 10-10 member your support of the club, and our chapter
would be appreciated. Please make as many contacts as you can, and submit
your log for credit. Remember to mention that you would like to credit
Castle Craig Chapter of 10-10 with your score.

Log submission must be made by 1/22/2017 and is a simple process using the
robot at: You can also mail your log to the
contest coordinator Dan Morris KZ3T, 3162 Covington Way, Lenoir, NC 28645.

We will start taking checkins at 6:45 PM local time, (23:45 UTC), and I will
be the Net Control. I would like a station to help with relays if needed.
The procedure is simple. At 7 PM local time, (0000 UTC Feb. 4th), we will
start from the top of the list, (myself), and I will give my 10-10
information, that is Call, Name, QTH (state), and 10-10 number. The next
station will be called and that person will give their information and then
stand by. We will proceed to the bottom of the list.

The procedure is then repeated from the top to bottom of the list, except
you will call all stations that you heard and QSL their information. If you
need a repeat on any information this is the time to ask for it.

Once the last station is called they should have no calls to make because
everyone has called them.

I expect that this net should last no more than about 20 minutes.

Also, as you talk to local, (Connecticut), stations on 10 meters and also on
the different bands please mention this QSO party and ask them to check 10
meters at times during the weekend to participate. Please remind them that
if they are in the local ground wave area and members of 10-10, that The
Castle Craig Chapter of 10-10 is their local chapter and we would appreciate
their support for the QSO Parties. We've seen a few non MARC club members
submitting their score for the chapter. We'd like to see more. Castle
Craig usually finishes pretty well in the chapter standings. We'd like to
do better.

If you have your collected 10-10 numbers sitting now is the time to send
them in or go to the 10-10 web page at
and either use the online shopping cart to join or fill out a paper
application and mail it. There is a special three year incentive plan for
$40.00 or you can join for the basic $15.00 a year. 10-10 has a membership
plan with electronic delivery of the 10-10 News and there are special
rates for new and rejoining members of $10.00 for one year and a three year
incentive for $25.00. It takes about three weeks to get your number back
via mail but of you apply online your new number will come via email in just
a few days. Remember you need to be a paid up member for your log to count
for awards and also toward the club score. A good incentive for joining is
that ALL 10-10 awards are FREE, and most if all do not require QSL cards and
can be applied for via email. You will receive award certificates by return
mail, (or), for many, you can ask for a PDF certificate to put in your
computer or post on your web pages.

Please plan to attend and get the Winter 10-10 QSO party off to a rousing

-73- Al N1API
Castle Craig Chapter Chapter Head and Certificate Manager

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