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Icom Announces 2015 D-STAR QSO Party


Icom America announces the 2015 D-STAR QSO Party, which takes place over three days from September 18-20. Operators will try communicating through as many D-STAR repeaters as possible throughout the world. Participants with an approved contest log will be entered to win an ASUS MeMO Pad 7. Ten winners will be randomly selected.

The 2015 D-STAR QSO Party tasks place from Friday, September 18 at 0:00, to Sunday, September 20 at 24:00 (UTC). D-STAR operators joining the "biggest D-STAR QSO party" will attempt to make as many contacts with fellow amateurs using D-STAR repeaters across the globe. Participants may increase their chances of winning by making multiple contacts with operators in foreign countries. A bonus point will be awarded when GPS position data and communication distance is properly recorded in an operator's log sheet. The top ten communication distances will be listed on the D-STAR QSO Party website.

Electronic and paper logs are accepted for submission. Complete log reporting instructions and downloadable information are available online. Approximately ten winners will be randomly selected to win an ASUS MeMO Pad 7 tablet (winners can only receive one prize).

More information on the D-STAR QSO Party 2015 can be obtained online.

Information on D-STAR radios can be found on Icom America's website.

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