[amsat-bb] QSO Protocol

Jeff Yanko wb3jfs at cox.net
Sun Oct 2 22:07:31 UTC 2016

Hi Graham,

That's the first I've heard of an IARU standard for a QSO, not saying 
there isn't any.  Interesting.  Does the IARU issue awards in which you 
submit QSO data to them to obtain?


Jeff  WB3JFS

On 10/2/2016 2:38 PM, Graham Shirville wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
> Here in IARU Region 1 we agreed a definition of a valid QSO sometime 
> back for VHF and above.
> They are shown in this extract 
> http://www.southgatearc.org/news/may2007/qso_definition.htm
> I suspect that such definitions have probably not yet been elaborated 
> in the other two IARU Regions
> 73
> Graham
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Yanko
> Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2016 10:31 PM
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] QSO Protocol
> Callsign and grid square is all that is needed, plus the time, (UTC).
> Signal report on any birds isn't necessary.
> BTW, signal reports aren't needed for HF QSO under WAS or DXCC.
> 73,
> Jeff  WB3JFS
> On 10/2/2016 1:37 PM, Joe wrote:
> > What is the standard for a minimal contact of what must be exchanged
> > for a valid QSO?
> >
> > Joe WB9SBD
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