JS8 QSO Party: February 2019 – Postage Stamps
Saturday, 9 February 2019 through
Sunday, 10 February 2019
All Amateur bands, HF, VHF, & UHF
The JS8 QSO Party is a chance to get on the air with JS8 and make some contacts every month. Whether you like a quick exchange or a long rag-chew, this event is for you. We have a lot of great, patient operators in the group, so the environment should be very welcoming!
The event will be held monthly on the Second Saturday of the month (unless the schedule is modified for a particular event). Each month will have a theme or goal.
For the February 2019 JS8 QSO Party we will be collecting “postage stamps”, the last two characters of a 6-digit maidenhead grid locator. Try to collect as many unique ones as you can! Report back to the group with your total count.
Example: If KN4CRD’s grid is EM73MU, their postage stamp is “MU”. If KN4CRD is mobile at moves to grid EM73MV, their postage stamp becomes “MV” and counts towards your total collection.
Don’t know what your 6-digit grid locator is? No problem. Head over here to look it up: http://www.levinecentral.com/ham/grid_square.php
Remember, JS8 QSO Party events are not contests, so all amateur bands are open for use. Now might be the time to break out your 30m delta loop or 17m hamstick or 12m bed springs!
Sticking to the theme is nice, but remember that with JS8 we have the freedom of free-text. So, feel free to QSY toward a clear frequency and talk about anything you want.
I hope to see some of y’all on the air. Let me know if I can help in the meantime!
Jordan / KN4CRD