Georgia QSO Party



Rules


OBJECTIVE

For radio amateurs OUTSIDE of the state of Georgia to make contacts with as many Phone and/or CW Georgia stations in as many of the 159 Georgia counties as possible. Amateurs INSIDE the state of Georgia can make contacts with everyone.

CONTEST PERIOD

The Georgia QSO Party is held annually the second full weekend of April. There are two operating periods: 1800Z (2:00 pm EDST) Saturday until 0359Z (11:59 pm EDST) and Sunday and 1400Z (10:00 am EDST) to 2359Z. (7:59 pm EDST)

FREQUENCIES

Here are the suggested frequencies where GQP activity will take place:

Look for SSB activity on the hour and CW on the half hour.

CATEGORIES

A ROVER station may have a non contest operating driver, for safety, and remain in the Single Operator category. If the Rover driver operates at any time in the contest, that Rover is in the Multi Operator category and enters as (RM).

ROVER stations must move the entire operating site at least 100 yards into the new county. Operating from a county line isn't allowed.

It's suggested the ROVER stations send their callsign followed by a "/" and the Georgia county abbreviation. For example KU8E/HARR if I'm operating as a rover from Harris county.

A specific callsign can only be used at ONE FIXED location.

NOTE: ASSISTED OPERATION IS ALLOWED - Nets , RBN and spotting clusters are allowed for all categories. Self-spotting is also allowed. You don't need to submit your log as ASSISTED. Submit it as SINGLE-OP

CONTEST EXCHANGE

POWER CATEGORIES

MODE CATEGORIES

SCORING

CLUB COMPETITION

CABRILLO FILE SPECIFICATION

If you are a software developer creating a logging program this is the Cabrillo format we would like your program to generate.

Here is an example of what it should look like using KU8E as the callsign.

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
LOCATION: GA
CALLSIGN: KU8E
CLUB: South East Contest Club
CONTEST: GA-QSO-PARTY
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP or MULTI-OP
CATEGORY-MODE: MIXED or CW or PH
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH or LOW or QRP
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED or ROVER
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE or TWO
CLAIMED-SCORE: 42450
OPERATORS: KU8E
NAME: Radio Contester
ADDRESS: 1 Main Street
ADDRESS-CITY: Columbus
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: GA
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 31901
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
EMAIL: gqp@gqp.com
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.6164.0
QSO: 14000 CW 2016-04-09 1805 KU8E 599 HARR AA3B 599 PA
END-OF-LOG:


LOG SUBMISSION

Paper logs can be submitted to
John Laney, K4BAI
P.O. Box 421
Columbus, GA. 31902-0421

While we do still accept paper logs (they account for less than 1% of the logs we receive) it would be greatly appreciated if you would download one of the free logging programs and use it. (either N1MM Logger + or GQPLog) You don't have to use all the functionally of these programs such as interfacing your radio to the program. Both of these programs are easy to use. Then K4BAI won't have to manually enter your log into a program. Here is a guide on how to setup N1MM Logger Plus for the GQP.