The Antique Wireless Association Valve QSO Party October 2018
The aim of the AWA Valve QSO party is to create activity on the 40 and 80 metre bands. It is a phone only contest using AM and SSB. Preferably, valve radios or radios with valves in them may be used. No linear amplifiers may be used.
The AM QSO Party runs from 13:00 to 17:00 UTC on Saturday 6 October 2018 and the SSB QSO Party runs from 13:00 to 17:00 UTC on Sunday 7 October 2017 with activity on 40 metres: 7 063 to 7 100 kHz and 7 130 to 7 200 kHz, and 80 metres: 3 603 to 3 650 kHz.
The output power may not exceed 100 W, unless the rig itself has a higher output power (FTDX400, etc.). The exchange is your call sign, RS report, a consecutive serial number starting at 001 and the type of radio used, e.g. HT37 TX.
Scoring based on your radio - all valve radio: 3 points per contact; Hybrid radio: 2 points per contact and Solid State radio: 1 point per contact.
Certificates will be awarded to the first three places in each category – AM and SSB.