7/6/09 - D-STAR Worldwide Contest

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kg7hq Mon, 07/06/2009 - 16:55

OK.... I'm not the biggest fan of D-Star but I am for hams getting involved.

Here is you chance to promote this facet of the amateur radio hobby. Though I don't like to promote specific manufacturers, I think this has some merit in that we may see further interest and development in digital modes within amateur radio.

Icom Inc. is sponsoring the first worldwide D-STAR Contest starting on July 25th through to the 31st.

The results will be announced on the Icom booth at the Tokyo Ham Fair 2009 with ten lucky winners will be selected from all participating stations and will receive either an IC-E80D or IC-80AD D-Star handheld as a prize.

Not a bad promotional to say the least. I will place this on the site calendar as a reminder for those of you who want to participate.

For additional details and a list of contest rules, please visit the Icom Inc. website: