Announcing: 2009 LQP (Locust QSO Party) . General Info
The closest thing to a "Level Playing Field" is the LQP (Locust QSO Party),
and the 3rd running will take place Wednesday, January 14, 2009, at 6PM
If you think the LQP is for Contest Sissies, think again. See who some of
the players were in the 1st LQP and read all the LQP soapbox comments at:
http://www.k6vva.com/lqp/LQP50_SOAPBOXCOMMENTS.pdf . Kudos to the 'Big Gun'
sharp Contest Ops who cranked down their power and demonstrated that 'skill'
is still important.
LQP Category Award NCJ Subscription (or Renewal) Winners from The 1st and
LQP events were K1GU, K4BAI, N6RO, K7SS, W7WHY, W9RE, W9RGB, VE3NBJ, K6XX,
VA7ST & XE1KK.
Again this year, a total of TEN NCJ (National Contest Journal) Subscriptions
(or Renewals) will be given to LQP 52 Category Winners. The LQP Rules are a
lengthy, but hey ... I'm giving away some meaningful, useful awards and have
a one-man processing job here!!!
TWO Locust 'Secret Swarmer' stations (a/k/a 'Mini-Locusts') will hopefully
to hand out additional Bonus Points (one on the East Coast, and one in
The latter should also give even the teenie weenie Little Pistol Contest
operators a chance to score some Bonus Points on either 40m or 80m depending
skip condx. You won't know who the Locust Secret Swarmers are until you work
so this should be an enticement to call anyone and everyone for a QSO. When
responds to your CQ LQP, it just might be a Locust Secret Swarmer with some
This year the NCCC NS format again offers Little Pistol stations even more
to rack up Q's in the LQP.
Wednesday Night, January 14th, 2009 (USA Time) offers you 52 minutes of
and the new full 2009 LQP (Locust QSO Party) Rules are now available at:
73 & hope to work you in the LQP !!!
Rick, K6VVA * The Locust
* Celebrating 52 Years as a Licensed Amateur Radio Operator (as of 1/17/09)
* Co-Founding Member, NCCC (Northern California Contest Club)
* FOC Member #1845 (Ex #845) * A-1 Operator Club
* C6AVA, KL8C (Trustee), KP2CW (Trustee)
* DXCC, WAZ, WAS, etc., etc.
* CQP SBEN (San Benito County) Record Holder
* NA Sprint - Alaska Low Power Record Holder (K6VVA/KL7)
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