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Your Invitation to the Biggest D-STAR QSO Party 2015

Your Invitation to the Biggest D-STAR QSO Party 2015

Icom has announced preliminary details for the 2015 D-STAR QSO Party, an annual contest that promotes the Amateur (Ham) radio hobby around the world through D-STAR (Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio.)

This year's global event will take place over three days from Friday, September 18 (00:00 UTC) to Sunday, September 20 (24:00 UTC). Official rules and party details for the D-STAR QSO Party 2015 will be available at a later date and posted on the Icom Inc. D-STAR QSO Party microsite.

So far, Icom has made the following announcement about the schedule for the D-STAR QSO party:

• Jul 15, 2015 - Announcement the Outline of the D-STAR QSO Party
• Aug 5, 2015 - Announcement of the Prizes
• Sep 18-20, 2015 - D-STAR QSO Party Time
• Oct 20, 2015 - Due Date for the Log Submission
• Nov 20, 2015 Announcement of the Results

Ian Lockyer, Marketing Manager of Icom UK Ltd said, ‘The D-STAR QSO Party is not a competition to contact as many callsigns as possible, the goal of the D-STAR QSO PARTY is to communicate with as many D-STAR repeaters as possible throughout the world.‘

D-STAR is an open standard digital communication protocol that delivers clear digital voice and can transmit data such as callsign, short messages and GPS information.

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