[CQ-Contest] Welcome to CQP 2013!

Chris Tate - N6WM ctate at ewnetinc.com
Thu Sep 19 13:33:47 EDT 2013

It is with great pleasure that I announce the 48th running of the California QSO Party, "CQP 2013".  

The Northern California Contest Club, In conjunction with the California QSO Party committee would like to invite Amateur operators world wide to join in the fun and excitement of what has progressed from a state QSO party to a fun and challenging contest for all!

Its just a couple weeks away, with a running time of

October 5-6, 2013
1600 UTC Oct 5 to 2200 UTC Oct 6

More than just a state QSO party, this contest has reached maturity in 48 years and boasts participation from many countries all over the world, in addition to North American participants.  We hope you will be one of the competitors in CQP 2013!

Here is some useful contest information for the masses-

For folks who will be entering California to activate counties, please make sure you register your county activation plans here:


You can view county activation status here:


Counties are filling up fast, so dont delay, register your county activation today!  

Thanks to Bob, N6TV the California County Activation Coordinator.  


There have been some minor rules changes, so don't forget to check out the rules for CQP 2013 here:


Also, take a moment to enjoy newly compiled records for both California and Non California stations.

view the California records here (new records tabulations for individual counties are now included:


Records for Non-California, State/Province and Continental listed here


thanks to Dean N6DE for doing the footwork in researching and organizing the results.

AWARDS..  We have an amazing and fully sponsored set of Lumber awards that can be competed for. Ceritifcates of achievements are available online to all.  Additionally we offer our world famous Wine awards for the top 20 California and Non-California single Op winners courtesy of Twisted Oak Winery owner and NCCC Contester Jeff Stai, WK6I.
Check out the awards section at:

And when your done, dont forget to order our now world famous CQP shirts, thay mysteriously change colors every year.

make sure you place your order for your 2013 CQP shirt from shirts at cqp.org and include your sizes and quantities for each size (M/L/XL/XXL), then

Send payment, $15 ($20 for DX entries), either via PayPal [using this email address: paypal at nccc.cc ] -- or a check to: NCCC, Tom Epperly, NS6T; 5318 Starflower Way; Livermore, CA 94551.

So lets get this 2013-2014 contest season started California Style!  We look forward to hearing you all on the air for the Mother of all QSO Parties... CQP

73 and good luck!
Contest Manager
California QSO Party

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