Salmon Run 2020 Rules Changes

Changes for the 2020 opening of Salmon Run, to be conducted on September 19th and 20th, include:

  • Please read the Rules, recently republished.
  • A web robot for uploading Cabrillo logs.
  • The retirement of paper logs, a resource constraint as SR has grown.
  • Additional award categories and newly sponsored plaques.
  • Newly designed participation and award certificates will be downloadable on demand.

Activate A County

 

If you’re going to activate a county in the Salmon Run, please let a WWDXC officer know, or email the information to salmonrun@wwdxc.org, and we’ll add it to the list!  Please tell us which days/hours, bands, and modes where people can find you.  The Activate a County List is a way to inform hams around the world participating in the Salmon Run who to look for in the different Washington counties – and to let those of us who go out with mobile stations know which counties may not be covered.  There is no requirement to operate specific bands or modes, and there is no exclusive reservation.  This list and the map will be updated regularly in the 30 days preceding the contest.

CountyAbrvCallSaturdaySundayModesBands
Adams*#ADAKK7VL
N3FQ
Various
17-0400Z
Various
18-2400Z
LP SSB
LP SSB
160, 80, 40, 20
(see Watering Holes)
Asotin#ASOK7MM16-0700Z16-2400ZCW, RTTY, SSB80/40/20/15/10
Benton*#BENWA7DUH
KI7OOM
16-0700Z
16-0700Z
16-2400Z
16-1800Z
SSB
SSB, PSK31
80/40/20/15/10
80/40/20
ChelanCHEK7ANE
N7JP
16-0700Z
16-0700Z
16-2400Z
16-2400Z
SSB, some RTTY
CW, SSB, some Digi
80/40/20/6
80/40/20
ClallamCLALN7BV
K7TTZ
WY7W
16-0700Z
Various
16-0700Z
16-2400Z
Various
16-2400Z
CW
CW, SSB
SSB
All
40/20/15/10
160/80/40/20/6
ClarkCLARK7AR
W7AIA
NS7U
Various
16-1900Z
16-0700Z
Various
(nil)
CW
SSB
SSB
All
20
40/20/15/10/6
Columbia#COLW7DM16-0700Z16-2400ZSSB, RTTY80/40/20/15/10
Cowlitz*COWW7DG16-0700Z16-2400ZSSB, CW, PSK80/40/20/15/10/6/2
Douglas#DOUN7DLV16-0700Z16-2400ZSSB75/40/20
Ferry#FERN7PHY16-0700Z16-2400ZLP SSB, RTTY80, 40, 20, 15
Franklin*#FRAN7VPNVariousVariousSSB, CW80, 40
Garfield#GARW7DM16-0700Z16-2400ZSSB, RTTY80/40/20/15/10
Grant*#GRANW7BJN
W7GB
16-0700Z
Various
16-2400Z
Various
SSB, CW, RTTY
CW
160/80/40/20/15/10
80/40/20
Grays Harbor*GRAY
IslandISLK6KR
WA7BAR
Various
16-0700Z
Various
16-2000Z
CW
SSB
40m, 20m
80/40/20
JeffersonJEFFW7J
K7IDX
16-0700Z
Various
16-2400Z
Various
CW
SSB
160/80/40/20
75/40m
KingKINGWC7Q
K7WA
K7RLD
16-0700Z
16-0300Z
16-0700Z
16-2400Z

16-2400Z
CW, SSB
CW
CW, SSB
80/40/20
80/40/20/15
80/40/20
KitsapKITSW6OAT
W7ZZ
16-0700Z
16-0700Z
16-2400Z
16-2400Z
CW
HP SSB
All
80/40/20
Kittitas*KITTK7JSG
K7ANE
16-0700Z
16-0700Z
16-2400Z
16-2400Z
QRP SSB, RTTY
SSB, RTTY
80m thru 2m
80/40/20/6
Klickitat*#KLIW2FV
N7TCO
Various
Various
Various
Various
CW
SSB
80/40/20
160/80/40/20
Lewis*LEWK7RMZ
N7AME
16-0500Z
16-0700Z
16-2200Z
16-2400Z
SSB, poss RTTY
SSB, poss RTTY
80/40/20/15/10
Lincoln#LINAD7XG16-0700Z16-2400ZSSB80/40/20
Mason*MASK7TRI16-0700Z16-2400ZCW, SSB, RTTY80/40/20/15/10
Okanogan#OKAK7BA
K7UK
16-0700Z
16-0700Z
16-2400Z
(nil)
SSB, RTTY
LP SSB, CW
80, 40, 20, 10
80, 40, 20, 15
Pacific*PACWS7L16-0700Z16-2400ZCW, SSB160 thru 10
Pend OreillePENDW7P
KD7GHZ
16-0700Z
19-2300Z
16-2400Z
(nil)
SSB
RTTY
80/40/20
80/40
PiercePIEW7DK
AG7QL
N7EPD
16-0700Z
16-1900Z
16-0700Z
16-2400Z
16-1900Z
16-2400Z
CW, SSB
LP SSB
CW, SSB, RTTY
80/40/20
75
160 thru 6m
San JuanSANK9QJS
AG7NR
K7NHE
Various
16-0700Z
Various
Various
16-2400Z
Various
SSB, RTTY
CW
SSB
80/40/20
80/40/20/15/10
80/40/20/15
SkagitSKAGK7LVJ
W7TG
Various
Various
Various
Various
LP CW
LP SSB
20
160, 80, 40, 20, 6
SkamaniaSKAMK7RMZ
N7GL
16-0500Z
16-0700Z
16-2200Z
16-2400Z
SSB, poss RTTY
HP CW, SSB
80/40/20/15/10
80, 40, 20
SnohomishSNOK7II
WN7T
16-0500Z
16-0700Z
16-2400Z
16-2400Z
CW, SSB, RTTY
CW, SSB
160/80/40/20/15
160 thru 6
Spokane#SPON7GCO
WD7JS@KC7C
16-0700Z
16-2000Z
16-2400Z
16-1700Z
SSB
CW only
80/40/20
80/40/20/15
StevensSTEN7MGW(nil)16-1900ZSSB75m
Thurston*THUK7BTW
W7BR
16-0700Z
Various
16-2400Z
Various
SSB, CW
SSB
All
80/40/20
Wahkiakum*WAHK7SH
W7ERY
KC4ONA
16-0700Z
16-0700Z
Various
16-2400Z
16-2400Z
Various
SSB, CW
QRP JS8Call
SSB, CW, PSK31
80m, 40m
40m, 20m
80/40/20/15/10
Walla Walla*#WALN7DMR
W7DP
1730-0700Z
16-0700Z
1730-24Z
16-2400Z
SSB, JS8Call
CW
80m, 40m
160/80/40/20
WhatcomWHAW7FN
W7XH
Various
16-0700Z
Various
16-2400Z
CW
SSB
160/80/40/20
160/80/40/20
Whitman#WHIN7ZUF1600-0700Z16-2400ZSSB, CW160/80/40/20/15
Yakima*#YAKKB7HDX16-0700Z16-2400ZSSB80/40/20/15/10

*  ROVER!  Mike/N7WA will be operating from 15 different counties in both WWA and EWA.  For details, click here.

# ROVER!  Randy/K7TQ and Jay/WA0WWW will be operating from 16 different counties in EWA.  For details, click here.

Watering Holes – Where To Find More Fish

The History of the Salmon Run

The first Washington State QSO Party, sponsored by the Boeing Employee’s Amateur Radio Society (BEARS) took place on September 17-19, 1966, as reported in the Sep ’66 QST, p. 126:

“The First Annual Washington State QSO Party sponsored by the Boeing Employee’s Amateur Radio Society, K7NWS, will start at 2300 GMT September 17 and end at 0500 GMT September 19, 1966, and all amateurs are invited to participate.

“All bands may be used, c.w. and phone (phone classified as both a.m. and s.s.b).  Stations may be worked once each band and each mode.  Washington stations score one point for each contact (including contacts with other Washington stations).  All others score two points for each contact with a Washington station.  Washington stations multiply total QSO points by number of different states, Canadian Provinces and countries worked.  All others multiply total QSO points by the total of different Washington counties worked. Washington stations send QSO number, RS(T) and county.  All others send QSO number, RS(T) and state province or country.  General call “CQ WASH”.  Washington c.w. stations should identify themselves by signing de (call) WASH K.  Phone say “Washington calling”.  Certificates will be awarded to the highest scoring station in each state, province, country and Washington County.  Worked Five Bears certificates are also available to anyone working five club members before, during or after the QSO Party.  Working club station, K7NWS, will provide gold seal endorsement sticker for either certificate.  Suggested frequencies: c.w. 3560 7060 14060 21060 28100, a.m. 3990 7260 14230 21310 28600, s.s.b. 3960 7220 14290 21290 28700, Novices 3735 7175 21110.  Logs must show dates, times in GMT, stations worked, exchanges sent and received, bands and modes used, and scores claimed.  Each entry must include a signed statement that the decisions of the contest committee will be accepted as final.  No logs can be returned.  Log sheets and scores must be postmarked no later than October 8, 1966, and sent to: Boeing Employee’s Amateur Radio Society in care of Contest Chairman Willis Props [sic], K7RSB, 18415 38th Avenue, South Seattle, Washington 98188.”

The last QSO Party announcement for the Washington State QSO Party was in the September 1987 QST, p. 86.

“Washington State QSO Party, sponsored by the Boeing Employees ARS, from 0100Z Sep 12 until 0100Z Sep 14.  All bands and all modes [although there were no suggested WARC, VHF/UHF, digital, AM, FM, or SSTV frequencies, see below].  Work stations once per band and mode. CW contacts in CW subbands only.  Work WA stations again as they change counties. WA to WA QSOs allowed.  Exchange serial number, signal report and state/province/country (county for WA stations).  Suggested frequencies: CW — 3.560 7.060 14.060 21.060 28.060; phone — 3.925 7.260 14.280 21.380 28.580; Novice — 3.725 7.125 21.150 28.160. Count 2 points per phone QSOs, 3 points per CW QSOs and 5 points per mobile QSOs.  WA stations multiply by total counties/states/provinces/countries.  All others multiply by total WA counties worked.  Certificates to the top scores in each state, province, country and WA County.  Mail logs (SASE for results) by Oct 15 to BEARS, c/o David Long, N7FNO, 2117 N 52nd St, Seattle, WA 98103.”

Washington had no QSO Party from 1988 to 1990.

With permission from the BEARS, the Western Washington DX Club (WWDXC) assumed the hosting of the QSO Party in 1991.  K7WA, N7EPD, N7LOX and W7TSQ got together and decided that a prize should be offered and as N7LOX had a close friend who owned part of Portlok Salmon at that time, they opted to go for a package of Salmon – easier to send than a bushel of apples.  Thus with the party in September 1991, they decided that Salmon Run was a good name.