630m WSPR Activity Weekend Down-Under (VK/ZL/DX) - You are invited to participate!

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630m WSPR Activity Weekend Down-Under (VK/ZL/DX) - You are invited to participate!

630m WSPR Activity Weekend Down-Under (VK/ZL/DX)

You are invited to participate!

When?
September 14, 2013 Saturday 08:00 GMT (Saturday evening Sydney time)to
September 15, 2013 Sunday 22:00 GMT (Monday morning Sydney time)

Frequency
Dial frequency: 0.474200 MHz [USB] which is default WSPR frequency

Activity
Get on air as a receiving, transmitting, or both RX/TX station on WSPR mode, 630m

Why?
- to have some fun
- to put the 'new' MF band in good use, demonstrating our willingness to do our best promoting amateur radio
- to excite fellow amateur radio operators who already use WSPR mode to join us down on 630m
- to improve the technical capabilities of our own radio setups
- the best MF propagation are around the equinox! September is a fantastic time to be on air so don't miss potential DX openings!

Each WSPR reception report counts!
To have even more fun (to make you work even harder!) a simple
'scoring' system will be in place for during the activity weekend:

1 call sign report = 1 point.

For example: VK2ABC transmits and over the weekend his signal is decoded on by 4 different recipients. Total TX score = 4 points
He also receives and decodes VK1BB, VK2CC and ZL3EEE so his RX score is 3 points.
Grand total = 7.

While a scoring system may be unnecessary for some, having a bit of
fair, gentlemanly competition may actually create a desirable effect and result in higher than expected activity.

Also, data collected will help us compare our current activity in a similar event in the future.

If you are worried that the WSPR segment may become overcrowded then you may have a valid
point, but let's work together to make the event a memorable one.

Feel free to comment.

Need help with RX or TX setup?
Interested in LF/MF?
Join 630m Yahoogorup.
http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/600m/info

73 Nick VK2DX