The HamSCI Solar Eclipse QSO Party (SEQP) begins on Saturday, October 14 at 1200 UTC and concludes at 2200 UTC. The purpose of the SEQP is to generate propagation observations using Reverse Beacon Network (RBN) and PSK Reporter on the amateur bands before, during, and after the eclipse. The event is unique among ham radio competitions as it awards points for two-way contacts and also awards bonus points for reception reports from skimmers, RBN nodes, and the like. For more information about the SEQP, visit their webpage at