KCARC February Challenge 2024

(formerly known as the Brass Pounder Award)

When: February 8, 2024 00:00 UTC to February 29, 2024 23:59 UTC.

Bands: 160M through 2M, including WARC bands. Any 2M QSOs shall not be made via a repeater.

Modes: SSB, CW and Digital

Scoring: Final scores will be the number of DXCCs worked on each band, times the total number of QSOs made. Each DXCC counts only once per band. The scoring will be based on an honour system, no logs are required. (See scoring details on our website)

Submission: All submissions to the challenge coordinator must include your name, mode and total score for the award or awards you are challenging for. You can challenge for one or all three awards, participants must submit separate scores for each mode: SSB, CW and Digital.

Final scores to be submitted no later than March 15, 2024.

Awards: Plaques are awarded to the high score for each mode: SSB, CW and Digital. To qualify for a plaque, members must be in good standing as of the end of February.

Participation certificates have been given to any club member who participated.

Trophies/Certificates will be awarded at the April meeting.

Bob, VE1RSM has offered to be challenge coordinator this year (2024). If you have any questions about scoring or other challenge details, please reach out via ve1rsm@hotmail.com

Enjoy, have fun, and “Get on the Air”!

Current February Challenge Award Holders

  • CW: Wayne, VE1BAB
  • SSB: Fred, VE1FA
  • Digital: Barry, VE1QY