Enter the Worldwide D-STAR QSO Party 2012 and Win an ID-51A/E Dual Band D-STAR Handheld Transceiver!
Based upon the success of last year's event, Icom Inc. has once again decided to run the D-STAR QSO party, which will be held between 0:00 on the 21st of September to 24:00 on the 23rd of September 2012 (UTC).
The goal of the contest is to encourage D-Star operators to make contact with other D-Star operators in as many different countries as possible by using D-STAR repeaters. The more countries a user can contact during the time period, the more entries in the prize pool they will have.
Icom Inc. has seven of the forthcoming ID-51A/E Dual band D-STAR Handheld transceivers, available as prizes for this event.
Participation in the contest is via DV mode (28MHz/ 50MHz/ 145MHz/ 430MHz/ 1200MHz (Simplex operation on 28MHz and 50MHz) ). All operators who submit an approved log will be eligible for the draw and seven winners will be randomly selected to each win a prize. To qualify for the draw:
• You need make a contact through at least one repeater in your own country.
• Contact D-STAR users in 5 foreign countries and you will double your chances to win a prize.
• Contact D-STAR users in 10 foreign countries and you will triple your chances to win a prize.
• Contact D-STAR users in more than 20 foreign countries and you will quadruple your chances to win a prize.
More detailed information is available on the Icom Inc. D-Star Party Microsite.