To allow the worldwide D-STAR community to come together for the annual D-STAR QSO PARTY.
The goal of the D-STAR QSO PARTY is to communicate through as many D-STAR repeaters as possible throughout the world. All operators who submit an approved log will be eligible for the prize draw. Seven (7) winners will be randomly selected to each win a prize. The more D-STAR QSO’s you make, the more chances you have to win (up to a maximum of four prize draw tickets). Please refer to the entry multipliers below.
To qualify for a prize draw ticket, you need make a contact through at least one repeater in your own country.
If you contact amateurs in more than 5 foreign countries, you will qualify for two tickets to win a prize.
If you contact amateurs in more than 10 foreign countries, you will qualify for three tickets to win a prize.
If you contact amateurs in more than 20 foreign countries, you will qualify for four tickets to win a prize.
How the above “prize draw ticket” system will work
The name and / or call sign of each entrant into the D-STAR QSO PARTY will be collated and included in the prize draw. In this case each entrant will be eligible for one prize draw ticket in the draw.
As per the explanation above, the number of prize draw tickets is multiplied depending on the number of countries outside your own that you receive a valid QSO from during the competition period.
Winners can receive only one prize. Therefore, in the case where a winner’s name / call sign is drawn again, that person will not receive another radio / calendar as a prize.
D-STAR QSO Party Details
Date & time
September 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2012.
Friday 0:00 ~ Sunday 24:00 (UTC)
QSO Party organizers
Icom America and Icom Europe
Who can take part in the QSO party?
All licensed Ham radio operators.
Participation bands and modes
28MHz / 50MHz / 145MHz / 430MHz / 1200MHz
(Simplex operation on 28MHz and 50MHz)
Making a call
“CQ D-STAR QSO PARTY”
The other stations RST and then the year when you first operated D-STAR.
Things to remember
Abide by all Amateur radio laws in your country.
Party organizers are not responsible for any direct or indirect damage / trouble associated with this D-STAR QSO party.
When you use the repeaters, be considerate of other users who are not taking part in this QSO party. How to submit a log
There are two log formats accepted.
.. Please make an electronic log in the Cabrillo format and submit it to the e-mail address listed below Please make the name of the file your call sign For example: JA3YUA.log.
We can accept any type of Cabrillo formats that are V2 or V3, but please include the items as shown in the log below. Also, do not forget to write down your claimed score.
QSO: Band Mode Date
(UTC) MY Call RST Exch Their Call RST Exch
QSO: 144760 DV 2012-09-21 2101 N9JA 59 2005 JA3YUA 59 2006
You can download a summary sheet and log sheet from “Log Reporting” page listed below and submit the completed sheets by e-mail or FAX. In addition to that, you can prepare your own log in an Excel spreadsheet.
“Log Reporting” page
Due date for submission (must arrive by this date)
October 20th 2012 24:00 (UTC)
Where to send
FAX: +1 (425) 449 4951 (send to Icom America)
Double check the following before submitting.
Please fill in your name and call sign, in the comment column.
Please fill in the model name of the radio, or radios you used for this QSO party.
Please fill in your comments regarding the QSO party after participation, and share your ideas.
Please understand that winning call signs will be published when the winners are announced.
Details of the prizes will be announced later. (Around August 27th)
Participants who do not obey the relevant Amateur radio laws of their country.
Participants who do not obey the QSO party rules.
Participants who submit false logs
Participants who submit insufficient documents or send logs by normal mail at short paid.
Participants who are disqualified by the QSO party organizers for any other valid reason.
Announcement of results
Results will be announced on November 20, 2012 on the Icom America, Icom Europe and Icom Incorporated websites.
Comments or inquiries
Comments or inquiries will be accepted by e-mail between August 20, 2012 and December 25, 2012.
The two e-mail addresses below, for correspondence regarding this D-STAR QSO party, will become invalid on December 25, 2012.
E-mail address to submit logs: D-Star.QSOPARTY_IA@IcomAmerica.com
E-mail address for comments / inquiries: D-Star.QSOPARTY_QUESTIONS@IcomAmerica.com