How to send the log

Please submit logs electronically as Excel files (via e-mail). Scanned paper copies are also accepted.

You can download a summary sheet for submission and an Excel sheet for logging from the link below.

Send to E-mail : D-Star.QSOPARTY_LOG@IcomAmerica.com

Log Submission Deadline :January 21st 23:59 UTC

Please refer to the agreement that can be downloaded on the next page for details regarding information, submission deadlines, etc.

Rules

Exchange pictures “QSO pictures” through D-STAR modes, you have a chance to get a lot of points!


Call sign trophy will be given by drawing from among the operators who have earned 30 points or more and applied. With this rule, operators who exchange “QSO pictures” through D-STAR modes can aim for a lot of points, so the probability of winning the trophy increases much higher! In addition, all operators who submit approved logs will receive a certificate of participation. Enjoy communications using the ever-evolving D-STAR functions.

Detailed Rules

For the rules of D-STAR QSO Party 2023, please refer to the below.

Point  Table

10 points

Exchange pictures by D-STAR data mode in addition to voice communication

5 points  Direct, via a D-STAR repeater or D-STAR repeaters (Callsign routing) voice communication between D-STAR radios
1 point Any other means between any devices using D-STAR protocol either in IP or RF
(including use of reflectors / internet relayed non-radio terminals)

About image exchange

We recommend exchanging QSO images by utilizing the image transmission function in the IC-905/IC-705/IC-9700/ID-52/ID-50.
Details are explained in the "Image Transmission Function" page of the instruction manual, an overview is given below.

Prepare QSO images and place them on an SD memory card

Please refer to the following manual for the image transmission method.

IC-905/IC-705/IC-9700 Image Transmission Function https://www.icomjapan.com/support/manual/2159/
ID-52A/ID-52E ADVANCED MANUAL https://www.icomjapan.com/support/manual/3412/
(Image Transmission Function Section 2 P2-5~)
ID-50A/ID-50E ADVANCED MANUAL https://www.icomjapan.com/support/manual/3886/
(Image SHARE PICTURES FUNCTION Section 13 P13-1~)

For models other thanIC-905/IC-705/IC-9700/ID-52A/ID-52E/ID-50A/ID-50E, the control software "RS-MS1A" and "RS-MS1I" for Android®/iOS® is required.
Please download the software from the following link.

RS-MS1A

For Android users

RS-MS1I

For iOS users

Please refer to the following manual for how to use the application.

For use with the ID-50A/E, you can use the picture transfer software "ST-ID50A"and"ST-ID50W" for image preparation and transfer to the radio.

You can also use the image cropping software "ST-4001A/I" and "ST-4001W" for image preparation and transfer to the radio.
Each can be downloaded from Google Play, Appstore, or Icom's website.

ST-4001A

For Android users

ST-4001I

For iOS users

ST-4001W

For Windows users

ST-ID50A

For Android users

ST-ID50W

For Windows users

Please refer to the following manual for how to use the application.

ST-4001A/I Operation Manual
ST-4001W

Operation Manual

ST-ID50A

Operation Manual

ST-ID50W

Operation Manual

Make a QSO by voice and confirm that the other station is able to receive and exchange images before transmitting.

Please make a QSO with the other station by voice beforehand to confirm that image exchange is possible before sending images. Be sure to attach the image received from the other station to the log as a record of the image exchange.