[CQ-Contest] Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes for the New Year

Jim White, K4OJ k4oj at tampabay.rr.com
Mon Dec 24 23:57:21 EST 2001

To the ham radio contest community - thanks a year full of fun, hope you =
are having a joyous holiday season - there is no doubt in my mind the =
contest community is number one as far as overall knowledge of operating =
and enthusiasm and I am glad to be a part of it....one more thing

its only 123 days until the Florida QSO Party 2,002 - BE THERE!


Jim, K4OJ

FQP details:

2002 Florida QSO Party (FQP)
Sponsored by the Florida Contest Group

1) Object: For amateurs outside of the state of Florida to make contact=20
with as many Florida stations as possible.  Florida stations, activating
as many counties as possible, work everyone.

2) Contest Period: Last full weekend of April.  There are two operating=20
periods. 1600Z April 27 - 0159Z April 28 and 1200Z - 2159Z April 28. 20=20
hours total.  All stations may operate the full 20 hours.

3) Categories:

(A) Single operator.  One person performs all operating and logging=20
functions.  Use of spotting nets (operator arrangements involving=20
assistance through DX-alerting nets, PacketCluster, etc) is not=20
permitted.  Only one (1) transmitted signal on the air at any time.

(B) Multioperator.  Those obtaining any form of assistance, such as=20
relief operators, loggers, or use of spotting nets. NOTE - Multioperator =

stations do not have to remain on a band for 10 minutes before changing=20
(1) Multi-Single.  Only one (1) transmitted signal on the air at any=20
(2) Multi-Multi.  More than one (1) transmitted signal on the air at=20
any time.  No simultaneous SSB/CW signals on one band at the same time.
(C) Mobile.  Mobile is a station that is self-contained (radio,=20
antenna, power source) capable of motion.  Motion is optional.  The
Mobile category is not limited by the number of operators for competion
purposes.  Mobile entrants may be either Single Operator or=20
Multioperator. =20
(D) Novice/Technician.  Novice or Technician licensees perform all=20
operating and logging functions.

(E) School (University, College, High School, etc.). Operation is to=20
take place from a station on campus. Operation from a club members=20
home station is ONLY allowed if there is no station on campus. Operators =

can be Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni from the School.  Awards will =

be issued to top Florida and top non-Florida School.  For award
purposes, there is no distinction between Single and Multi operator=20
stations or power levels in this category.

4) Power. Three power output categories for all categories.  Logs not=20
showing power output category will be listed as high power.

(A) QRP - 5W output or less
(B) Low Power - 150W output or less
(C) High Power - more than 150W output

5)  Modes:

(A) Single Operator, Mobile, Multioperator, Novice/Technician, and=20
School categories may operate:

(1) Mixed mode (phone and CW)
(2) Phone only
(3) CW Only

6) Contest Exchange:

(A) Florida stations send signal report and county.
(B) W/VE stations (including KH6/KL7) send signal report and state or=20
(C) DX stations (including KH2/KP4, etc.) send signal report and DX.

7) Scoring:

(A) QSO Points: Each complete non-duplicate Phone contact is worth 1=20
point, per band.  Each complete non-duplicate CW contact is worth 2=20
points, per band.  No partial contact credit.  No duplicate contact
credit.  The loss of the incorrect QSO plus a penalty of one=20
additional QSO is assessed for an incorrectly copied callsign or=20
QTH.  If that QSO was the only one with that QTH, then the multiplier=20
is also lost (no penalty multipliers, however).
(B) Multipliers:

(1) For Florida stations, 50 states (including Florida); Canada MAR=20
(VE1, VE9, VY2), NF (VO1, VO2), QC (VE2), ON (VE3), MB (VE4), SK (VE5),=20
AB (VE6), BC (VE7), NW (VE8, VY0), YT (VY1); DXCC Countries (except=20
the US, Canada, KH6 and KL7); Maritime Mobile (ITU Regions, R1, R2,=20
R3).  A multiplier can be counted once per mode, regardless of the
number of bands on which it is worked.

(2) All others work Florida counties (a maximum of 67).  Florida=20
mobile stations that change counties are considered to be a new station=20
and may be contacted again for point and multiplier credit.  Florida=20
stations on a county line may be claimed as a QSO and a multiplier from=20
each county (2 QSO's and 2 multipliers).  County lines, whether land or=20
water, are defined as per "County Hunter" rules.  Mobiles should sign=20
callsign/cty.  Mobiles use only one call per county.  A Florida county=20
multiplier can be counted once per mode, regardless of the number of
bands on which it is worked.
(C) Final Score: Multiply QSO Points by total multipliers by the power=20
multiplier (see below).  Florida mobile operations must submit separate=20
logs for each county activated; a mobile entrant's score will be the=20
cumulative total of multipliers and QSO's.  This will be determined by=20
the log checkers. =20
(1) Power Multiplier: If all QSO's were made using 5W or less, multiply=20
your score by 3; if all QSO's were made using less than 150W, multiply=20
your score by 2; if any or all QSO's were made using more than 150W,=20
multiply your score by 1.

8) Suggested frequencies:  CW - plus or minus 35 khz up, and plus or=20
minus 10 khz up for Novices/Technicians.  Phone - plus or minus 7.260,=20
14.260, 21.335, and 28.485 MHz.  Look for SSB activity on the hour and=20
CW on the half hour.  Fixed stations are urged to call CQ above/below=20
these suggested frequencies to keep them clear for low power mobile=20
operations.  No 160 or 80 meters, WARC bands, or VHF bands.

9) Miscellaneous:

(A) Call signs and exchange information must be received by each=20
station for a complete QSO. =20
(B) No cross-mode contacts; CW contacts must be made in the CW portion=20
of the band.
(C) Stations may be worked once per mode, per band (and mobiles in=20
each new county), i.e., WC4E may be worked on both 20 CW and 20 SSB=20
for QSO point credit.
(D) Your call sign must indicate your DXCC country (also, portables=20
in Hawaii and Alaska must sign /KH6 or /KL7).
(E) Club competition, as per ARRL Club definitions.  Please indicate=20
your club affiliation on your summary sheet.
10) Reporting:

(A) Entries must be postmarked no later than 30 days after the end of=20
the contest (May 28, 2002). No late entries can be accepted. Any logs=20
(other than check logs) with over 100 QSO's are encouraged to submit=20
their logs in computer readable ASCII format. =20

(1) E-Mail. You may submit your contest logs via e-mail to=20
FLQSOParty at aol.com. Send your summary sheet file and your log file=20
following the Cabrillo File Format. Those without logging software,=20
can create an ASCII file of your log information following the Cabrillo=20
File Format, with a text editor.

(2) On Disk. You may submit your logs on diskettes instead of paper=20
logs. The floppy diskette must be IBM compatible, MS-DOS formatted,=20
3.5 inch. Send your summary sheet file and your log file following=20
the Cabrillo File Format. Those without logging software, can create=20
an ASCII file of your log information following the Cabrillo File=20
Format, with a text editor.

(3) Via Regular Mail.  Contest logs (paper or diskette) may be=20
submitted via postal mail to: Florida QSO Party, c/o Ron Wetjen,=20
WD4AHZ, 5362 Castleman Dr., Sarasota, FL  34232.

(B) Logs must indicate band, mode, date, time in UTC, calls, sent=20
and received exchange, multipliers and QSO points. Multipliers should=20
be marked clearly in the log the first time they are worked.=20

(1) Entry forms (summary sheet, log sheet, and county abbreviations)=20
can be found at the FQP Web Site, http://www.qsl.net/fqp

(2) You may also receive entry forms (rules, summary sheet, log sheet,=20
and county abbreviations) by mail.  Please send a business size SAE,=20
with a $1.00 donation to help defray costs of printing and mailing, to=20
Florida QSO Party, c/o Ron Wetjen, WD4AHZ, 5362 Castleman Dr., Sarasota, =

FL 34232.

(C) Logs that have been received will be listed on the Florida QSO=20
Party Web site no more than 48 hours after receipt.

(D) Final results will be posted on the Florida QSO Party Web site.

(E) If you wish a hard copy of the results, please send a 9" X 12" self=20
addressed envelope with a $1.00 donation to help defray costs of=20
printing and mailing, to Florida QSO Party, c/o Ron Wetjen, WD4AHZ,=20
5362 Castleman Dr., Sarasota, FL 34232.

11) Awards:

(A) Certificates will be awarded to top scorers in each category=20
from each Florida county, State, Canadian province, and DXCC=20

(B) Special awards may be awarded at the discretion of the Florida=20
QSO Party Contest Committee.

12) Condition of Entry: Each entrant agrees to be bound by the=20
provisions, as well as the intent, of this announcement, the regulations =

of his or her licensing authority and the decisions of the Florida=20
QSO Party Contest Committee.

Florida QSO Party - http://www.qsl.net/fqp
E-mail fqp at qsl.net

Florida Contest Group - http://www.qsl.net/fcg
E-mail fcg at qsl.net


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