Rebecca VA7BEC here, contest coordinator for the British Columbia QSO Party.
Hope 2015 has started out well for you. Also, hope the year brings good band
openings when you need them and provides lots of contesting fun.
BCQP 2015 is just around the corner!
Date/Time: 1600z Feb 7 to 0400z Feb 8.
Objective: BC stations can contact anyone anywhere. Stations outside BC must
catch the attention of BC stations.
Exchange: Stations outside BC give RS(T) + state/province. BC stations will
give RS(T) + three-letter code representing the federal electoral district in
New in 2015
The plaque program has been expanded!! There are now EIGHT sponsored categories:
Top Score BC, Top Score Canada outside BC, Top YL Score, Top Score USA, Most
Federal Electoral Districts Worked, Top Rookie, Top DX and Top Mixed Mode (new).
The reward for participating? Fun at the radio, of course.
But we also have unique photo-based certificates for top scores by stations in
BC and outside BC in all categories. Photos are different every year and taken
especially for the event -- start a collection!
Rules and tools, including multiplier list and an at-a-glance summary of
same-day events and their respective exchanges, and examples of the lovely
photo-based certificates and plaques are available for viewing from links on
the BCQP page of the Orca DXCC website. Go to http://www.orcadxcc.org/bcqp.html
There's lots of activity the Feb 7-8 weekend, which means plenty of Q potential
on phone, CW and digital. From a British Columbia perspective, participation
from everyone everywhere is absolutely welcome. Even if BCQP is not your target
contest of the weekend, if you hear a BC station calling CQ BCQP, please drop
by. If one of the other QSO parties is your focus and you are in the host
state, BC stations will be able to trade a Q with you. Participants in the
10-10 contest or even XE RTTY can also benefit from a trade. It’s a win-win
situation for all events on the air.
GL es 73,
Orca DXCC, Contest Coordinator, BCQP
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