VA QSO Party – 1st Half

[ March 17, 2012; 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. ] Virginia QSO Party 2012
First Portion
Saturday March 17
10 am to 10 pm

Join FARA to operate in the Virginia QSO Party 2012.
http://www.qsl.net/sterling/VA_QSO_Party/2012_VQP/2012_VQP_Main.html

Note: For 2012, the operating times for the Party have changed. The new hours are:

Saturday, 17 March 1400 UTC – Sunday, 18 March 0200 UTC
Sunday, 18 March 1200 UTC – 2400 UTC.

(For Virginians [...]

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