FOC is pleased to present the FOC QSO Party. This event is open to all radio amateurs world-wide. Its aim is to encourage the use of, and excellence in, Morse code. The FOC QSO Party is not a contest but an activity day in memory of Bill Windle, a past Chairman of FOC who was very keen that we should all be as active as possible on the bands.

 Duration: 00:00Z to 23:59Z.


FOC members – Make as many member and non-member QSOs as possible.
Non-members – To contact as many FOC members as possible.

Exchange: Stations call "CQ BW"
FOC members: RST, Name & FOC Number
Non-members: RST & Name

You are encouraged to have at least short chats with other stations.

Frequencies: CW portions of all bands except WARC bands which are excluded. Operating window from .015 to .040.

FOC members – Total QSOs and total FOC QSOs, counted once per band. For example: 302/177 would indicate total QSOs/total FOC member QSOs.
Non-Members – Report total QSOs with FOC members, counted once per band.

Awards: Certificates will be awarded to the station on each continent reporting the highest number of QSOs. Certificates will be awarded in both categories – members and non-members.

No logs or verification are required. Send your report to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 28 October 2010. Results will be posted on the FOC Public Web site and published in the FOC News Sheet. A full report will appear in FOC’s quarterly magazine, FOCUS.

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