[CQ-Contest] Announcment: 50th GA QSO Party This Weekend

John T. Laney III k4bai at att.net
Tue Apr 5 19:27:26 PDT 2011

Hello all:

This weekend will be the 50th GA QSO Party, the first one having been 
organized by Rusty Epps, K4BVD, now W6OAT in May, 1962.  All information 
can be found at:  http://gqp.contesting.com.  This year, there are some 
special events to mark the 50th GQP.  There will be 18 one-by-one calls, 
W4, N4, K4 calls ending in G-E-O-R-G-I-A.  A special certificate will be 
issued to every entrant who works at least seven of these one-by-one 
call signs so that the suffixes spell out the state name.  Also, special 
certificates will be issued to every entrant who sends a log this year 
and who also made QSOs in GQP in 1962.  We have tried to identify those 
who are still active and sent e-mails to them, but it is possible we may 
have missed some, so let us know if you think you qualify, but no 
special claim will be needed for those we have identified if your call 
is still the same or we have identified your past and current call signs.

In addition to those fun activities, the traditional QSO party will be 
continue and we have promised activity from at least one fixed, 
portable, or mobile station from each of GA's 159 counties.  GA has more 
counties than any other state except Texas and the counties are 
relatively small so mobiles can cover many counties in the 10 hours on 
Saturday and 10 hours on Sunday.

Counties as multipliers are counted once on CW/digital and once on 
Phone.  If you have any questions or problems, e-mail me or the GQP 
manager Mike, NE4S.

The GA QSO Party is co-sponsored by the SECC and the SEDXC.


John, K4BAI.

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