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WA QSO Party Sep 19-20

posted Aug 23, 2009, 11:00 PM by Brian Lawler

2009 Washington Salmon Run

September 19-20, 2009

1600Z -- 0700Z Saturday
1600Z -- 2400Z Sunday

Each year the Western Washington DX Club sponsors the Washington Salmon
Run, a QSO Party where stations outside Washington contact Washington
stations and counties, and Washington stations contact any other
station, inside or outside the state.  Last year 221 entries reported
28, 850 QSOs in the Salmon Run, and four stations worked all 39
Washington counties during the event!  Seventeen Salmon Awards went to
call-area and country winners outside Washington, and twelve Salmon
Awards went to in-state category winners.  In addition, three entries
won plaques for Out of Washington Low Power (sponsored by N7UK),
Eastern Washington Low Power (sponsored by the Spokane DX Association,
and Washington Club Multi-Operator/Single Transmitter (sponsored by

The Salmon Run recognizes Single-Operator and Multi-Operator, High
Power, Low Power, and QRP, as well as CW, Phone, Digital, and Mixed
Modes.  You can operate from your home station, go mobile, on a County
Expedition, or a County Rove.  There is also a category called
Unlimited where almost anything goes, the only limitation being that
all transmitters have to be in the same county!  Look for the Western
Washington DX Club station W7DX handing out 500 bonus points for QSOs
on Phone, CW, and Digital.

See the WWDXC website for Rules, a county activity list,
and more Salmon Run information.  Whether you get on for one hour or
the whole weekend, you will have a great experience in the 2009
Washington Salmon Run!

ARRL Western Washington Section
Section Manager: James David Pace, K7CEX