Georgia QSO Party Rules
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.
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)
- SSB: 1.865, 3.810, 7.190, 14.250, 21.300, 28.450, 50.135.
- CW: 1.815, 3.545, 7.045, 14.045, 21.045, 28.045, 50.095.
Look for SSB activity on the hour and CW on the half hour.
- SO Single Operator (SO) - One person performs all operating and logging functions. A Single Operator can be Mixed, SSB Only or CW Only.
- Multi Operator - Single Transmitter (MS) - More than one person performs all operating and logging functions. Only one transmitter operating at any given time.
- Multi Operator - Multi-2 Transmitter (M2) - More than one person performs all operating and logging functions. More than 1 transmitter operating at any given time. Only one tramsmitter allowed per band/mode.
- ROVER - Single Operator (RS) - A single Georgia mobile station with one operator that operates from at least two (2) different Georgia counties and making at least one
(1) contact from each county. It's suggested that a Single Operator ROVER station to have a driver when operating. If not then they should stop when operating.
- ROVER Multi Operator - (RM) - A single Georgia mobile station with more than one operator that operates from at least two (2) different Georgia counties and making at least one
(1) contact from each county. Rovers with multiple operators and/or multiple simultaneously operated stations in the vehicle use the (RM) category.
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 CALL/ GA County.
A specific callsign can only be used at ONE FIXED location.
NOTE: ASSISTED OPERATION IS ALLOWED - Nets and Spotting Clusters are allowed for all categories. Self-spotting is allowed. You don't need to submit your log as ASSISTED. Submit it as SINGLE-OP
- GEORGIA stations- Send signal report and County abbreviation. Georgia stations should call “CQ GQP”.
- NON-GEORGIA US stations- Send signal report and STATE (U.S.P.S. abbreviation).
- CANADA- Send signal report and Canadian PROVINCE (ARRL Zone abbreviation).
- DX- Send signal report and "DX".
- QRP- Five (5) watts CW and 10 watts SSB, maximum.
- Low Power- 150 watts, maximum.
- High Power- Greater than 150 watts.
- Mixed- CW and SSB
- SSB- Phone only contacts
- CW- CW only contacts
- Stations may be worked once per band per mode for QSO Points.
- Stations outside Georgia may not count contacts with non-Georgia or DX stations.
- GEORGIA ROVER stations may be worked once per county, per mode, per band for QSO Points.
- No cross mode contacts allowed.
- No partial contact credit.
- Each completed SSB contact counts one point.
- Each completed CW contact counts two points.
- Each multiplier may be counted once per mode. (Not per band)
- Multipliers - Georgia Stations
- Each USA State and DC, including Georgia (51)
- Each Canadian Province (13)
- DX counts for QSO points only, there are no country multipliers.
- 128 possible multipliers.
- Multipliers - Non-Georgia Stations
- Each Georgia county (159)
- 318 possible multipliers.
- Final Score -Multiply total QSO points by total multipliers.
- If your club is indicated in your submission, your score will be automatically credited to that club.
- Rovers may submit scores for any club, including out of state clubs.
CABRILLO FILE SPECIFICATION
If you are a software developer creating a logging program this is the Cabrillo form we would like your program to generate.
Here is an example of what it should look like using KU8E as the call.
CLUB: South East Contest Club
NAME: Radio Contester
ADDRESS: 1 Main Street
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.6164.0
QSO: 14000 CW 2016-04-09 1805 KU8E 599 HARR AA3B 599 PA
Paper logs can be submitted to :
- All electronic logs must be submitted in a Cabrillo format.
- Log filenames should be: “Your Callsign.LOG”.
- Omission of class or power category will automatically default to the highest class, multi operator, multi transmitter, and high power. MM, RM, and HP will be the defaults.
- If your club is indicated in your submission, your score will be automatically credited
- Rovers may submit a single consolidated Cabrillo file with a claimed score of the entire operation. A single Cabrillo file is the preferred entry for a Rover, and individual county files
are not needed in this case. ROVER stations may also submit individual county Cabrillo files. Individual county files will be combined when received to make an overall file.
- Entries are due no later than two weeks after the QSO Party weekend.
- It is suggested that you submit your entry on the Georgia QSO Party Log Submission page on the GQP webpage.
- Logs can also be submitted via email with the log as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Received logs will be listed on the Georgia QSO Party Logs Received page as soon as possible after receipt.
John Laney, K4BAI
P.O. Box 421
Columbus, GA. 31902-0421