AMSAT-NAAO-40 Birthday Bash

Beginning September 16, 2003, 0000 UTC and ending November 17, 2003, 0000 UTC AMSAT is sponsoring a bash to celebrate AO-40's 3rd Birthday. SSB, CW and digital operations are acceptable for this bash. The AO-40 command team requests that CW and digital operations be performed with minimal power (QRP suggested) to keep the AGC down.

All hams worldwide are welcome to participate. Awards will be given out for Top Scores Worldwide, Stateside, Non-Stateside, and AMSAT-NA Member (with paid up dues). Runners up in each of the above categories will also receive an award. It is possible for one person to get one or more of the awards due to his particular location and score.

The exchange for the bash is Call sign, Grid Square, AMSAT-NA membership number (for AMSAT-NA members), for non-AMSAT-NA members your year and month of birth (YYMM).

KK5DO de K5OE EL29 12345
K5OE de KK5DO EL29 L34567
(L is used to indicate Life Member)
Or if K5OE were not a member, K5OE EL29 5511

Amended to these rules on September 6, 2003.
As the purpose of this Birthday Bash is to work unique call signs and membership numbers, dupes will not be allowed for the same mode. Thus, you can work a station SSB and Digital, one time per mode. You may choose the type of digital mode you would prefer with the station, i.e. CW, SSTV, RTTY.


Contact with an AMSAT-NA Life Member SSB = 3 points, CW/Digital = 6 points
Contact with an AMSAT-NA Member SSB = 2 points, CW/Digital = 4 points
Contact with a non AMSAT-NA ham SSB = 1 point, CW/Digital = 2 points

Everyone is encouraged to participate and submit a score. Email logs will be accepted. All logs must be received by Bruce Paige, KK5DO on or before November 30, 2003. If not participating in the bash, please send your log as a check log.

Postal submissions may be made to:

Bruce Paige, KK5DO
PO Box 310
Alief, TX 77411

Logs from logging programs should be in Cabrillo format or exported in ASCII with the same fields as the paper logs but may be in the order that the logging program exports them. (i.e., SSB might be logged as USB/LSB by the logging program or Grid might be exported before AMSAT #/Birthday)

All paper logs should be in the following format:

Date (YYYY/MM/DD), Time (UTC), Call sign, Grid Square, AMSAT # or Birthday (YYMM), SSB/CW, Point Value

2003/10/16, 1400, KK5DO, EL29, L34567, SSB, 3
2003/10/17, 0100, K5OE, EL29, 12345, CW, 4
2003/10/17, 0105, XX1XX, EL01, 5509, USB, 1

Those participating in the bash are encouraged to submit a weekly total by category so that we can have a running history of activity. These scores will be posted without call signs so as not to give away who has what score. Please submit the weekly score to

Updated June 13, 2003. Comments to