Honor K8DD (SK) by setting aside time in this twenty four hour event.
I'll post a reminder closer to the actual date.
‘The SOC CW Bash’
To commemorate the passing of one of its founding members, the Second
Class Operators Club will be holding its first ‘SOC CW Bash’ on Saturday
April 2nd between 0000z and 2359z. Many people will remember Hank Kohl
K8DD (SOC #69) as one of the main engines behind QRP ARCI , a
professional CW operator and a seasoned contester so as a fitting
tribute, the SOC hopes to combine all aspects of Hank’s talents and
passions in one event.
Any operator can take part in the ‘Bash’, and although not a contest,
the SOC will be issuing its very own special certificates for top
scorers in both a QRO and QRP section. The club will hopefully be
activating all of its own call signs during various times of the 24 hour
period – W0SOC, M0SOC, W1SOC AND W5SOC – and although there are no
‘strict rules’ the format will be roughly as follows:
- Time: 0000z to 2359z on Saturday 2nd April (nearest Saturday to
- Call ‘CQ DD’ in memory of Hank around the QRP calling
frequencies: 3560, 7030 (also check 7040), 14060, 21060,
If QRO, please limit power to 100W
- Members to exchange membership number, name and RST
- Non members to exchange name and RST
- Stations worked on different bands will count as separate QSO’s
e.g. If you work W0SOC on 80m, 40m and 20m this will count as
three points but if you work W0SOC twice on 80m this will only
count as one.
Please submit your scores to [hidden email] by Saturday 16th
April (if you solely use QRP, please note this clearly in your email).