----------------- CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT ------------------
Here are the rules for the 2009 FYBO (Freeze Your B___ Off) Contest:
FYBO Winter QRP Sprint, sponsored by the Arizona ScQRPions
Saturday, February 7, 2008, 1400Z-2400Z
QRP HF Only. CW or SSB (5W max). Near QRP calling freqs (no WARC bands).
Categories: Single Op (Home/Field) One Operator/One Station/One Call
Multi-Single(Home/Field) Multiple Operators/One Station/One Call
Multi-Multi (Home/Field) Multiple Stations/Multiple Operators/One Call
Work stations once PER band segment. Score 1 point per QSO.
Exchange RST, State/Province/DXCC Country (SPCs), first name, power out, and
temperature (Fahrenheit) at OPERATOR'S POSITION. Indoor stations must report INDOOR temperature.
Example: 579 AZ Frosty 2W 40F
SPCs (each counts once PER band),
Field Location: x4 (Field per ARRL FD definition),
Alternative Power: x2 (per ARRL FD definition),
QRPp (less than 1W): x2,
Lowest Operating Temp (at OP'S POSITION):
65+ F = x1;
50-64 F = x2;
40-49 F = x3;
30-39 F = x4;
20-29 F = x5;
Below 20 F = x6.
For contacts with NQ7RP, add 100 points. One contact PER mode PER band allowed. See example below.
Final Score Template:
[(QSOs x SPCs)](x Temp Multi)(x Field)(x AltPwr)(x QRPp) + (NQ7RP Bonus Points)
EXAMPLE SUMMARY: (Thanks KI0II – Multi-Multi - FYBO 2004)
Field – Yes (or No)
Category – MultiMulti
Operator(s) – KI0II, W5RRR
Alternative Power – Yes
Lowest Temperature – 28
QRPp – No (or Yes)
BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points SPC NQ7RP
80CW 0 0 0 0 0
80SSB 0 0 0 0 0
40CW 6 6 6 5 1
40SSB 2 2 2 1 0
20CW 56 56 55 26 1
20SSB 2 2 2 1 1
15CW 13 13 13 9 0
15SSB 2 2 2 1 0
10SSB 2 2 2 1 0
Totals 83 83 82 44 3
Final Score = 82 QSO Pts X 44 SPC = 3608 X 5 (Temp Multi for 28F lowest
temp) = 18,040 X 4 (Field Ops) = 72,160 X2 (Alt pwr -Solar) =
144,320 + 100 X 3 NQ7RP bonus points = 144,620 Total points
If you work NQ7RP on a band (e.g. 20m SSB and 20m CW are EACH a band), please enter a “1” in the NQ7RP column for that band/segment.
Alternative power is a non-generator or mains power
source. Batteries count if they are charged from solar, wind, or some
natural source of energy. Here is an excerpt from the ARRL Field Day
7.3.8. Alternative Power: ... without using power from commercial mains or petroleum driven generator. This means an "alternate" energy source of power, such as solar, wind, methane or water. This includes batteries charged by natural means (not dry cells). ...
Top Entry in each category receives a certificate.
Please include your soapbox comments with your log! We’d like to hear of the trials of cold-weather operating, and any and all anecdotes are appreciated.
Logs are due 30 days after contest.
Please mark logs with category, i.e, single, multi-op, multi-multi and home or field.
The automated form for 2008 was a disaster. Please cut and paste a copy of the example summary and scoring template above into your email entry, fill it out with YOUR information using this page as a guide. Put your comments in for the Soapbox area, list of operators for multis, and links to pictures, etc. Attach individual pictures or whatever else to your entry and email to:
FYBO2009 at AZScQRPions dot org
Be sure to include your call with any separate emailings so we can match up with what comes in other emails. Hard copy, if you must, to John (K5JS). Be sure to INCLUDE AN EMAIL ADDRESS for confirmation that we received your logs.
SCORES WILL BE POSTED BEGINNING WITHIN 48 HOURS OF THE END OF THE DAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE SUBMITTAL PERIOD.
Include summary sheet, callsign, operator(s), power, location, and lowest operating Temp. Please include a mailing address for each entry so we can mail the certificates out. QRZ dot COM will be used for addresses unless you provide a better one. Logs are always fun to look at and put into databases to play with, but they are not required.
NOTE: This is a fun contest, NOT an episode of Survivor. Be aware of the temperature and the possibility of cold injury! PLEASE be careful.