[CQ-Contest] BCQP 2015 -- 1600z Feb 7 to 0400z Feb 8

Rebecca Kimoto va7bec at rac.ca
Sat Jan 31 22:52:26 EST 2015

Hello everyone

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!

Key Details
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 BC.

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,

Rebecca VA7BEC

Orca DXCC, Contest Coordinator, BCQP

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