[CQ-Contest] ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! The 2023 Florida QSO Party April 29 & 30

Chris Blake, NX4N cqdenx4n at gmail.com
Sun Apr 9 20:01:36 EDT 2023

Hello Contesting Friends,

*The 2023 Florida QSO Party will be held April 29 & 30**, and we sure hope
you'll join us.  *

*All 67 counties will be active**.*

Please check out the rules and further details at our *Web Site:*

*The Florida QSO Party*

Object: Everyone works Florida, Florida works Everyone
Activate and work ALL Florida counties
Have as much FUN as possible!

When: *April 29 & 30, 2023*
Two ten hour operating periods, with a ten hour break:
Saturday, April 29 1600Z (Noon EDT) – April 30 0159Z (9:59 PM EDT)
Sunday, April 30 1200Z (8 AM EDT) - 2159Z (5:59 PM EDT)
20 Hours total

Exchange: RST and County (Florida stations)
RST and QTH (State, Province or Country for non-FL)

Where: 10, 15, 20 and 40 Meters


CW:       7.020-7.045, 14.025-14.055, 21.030-21.050, 28.030-28.050 MHz

Phone:  7.185-7.245, 14.240-14.295, 21.320-21.350, and 28.450-28.480 MHz
Contacts outside these frequency ranges are still valid; see rules for

*MOBILE WINDOW: *We expect several Mobile stations will be on and most can
be found here:
*CW:  7.025-7.035, 14.040-14.050, 21.040-21.050, 28.040-28.050 MHz*

*SSB: 7.230-7.240, 14.255-14.275  MHz **If you are not mobile, *please*
refrain from calling CQ in these windows.*

Single Op, Multi Op, Multi-Multi, Mobile, Expedition, Technician and School.
Three power levels: QRP, Low, and High Power.
Use CW, SSB or both.

Special Event Award- 2023 FQP Spelling Bee!

We will have a total of 12 special 1x1 stations whose suffixes spell *CITRUS.
*There will be two stations per suffix.  Contact at least one station of
each suffix letter spelling CITRUS to earn this award.  These stations will
be on both modes full-time and should be very accessible. QSL these 1x1
calls active in FQP via KU9C direct or via LogBook of The World (LoTW).

The call signs and hosts will be:

*CALL    HOST   CTY     *

*K4C      NF4A    BAY*

*N4C      AI4WW BRO*

*K4I       K5KG    SAR*

*N4I       N4EEB VOL*

*K4T      K1TO    MTE   *

*N4T      N4TP    HIL   *

*K4R      N4WW  ORA*

*N4R      N4OX   ESC*

*K4U      N1TO    IDR*

*N4U      N4UU    ALC*

*K4S      WO4O  LAK*

*N4S      N4SVC SUW*

*PRIZES:* Beautiful color Certificates for top participants
Plaques for top finishing entrants.

*Web Site:* http://www.floridaqsoparty.org/
Detailed rules, mobile routes, past results, plaques, county maps and much
more! Be sure to check out the links under the Counties tab to two terrific
county-tracking tools by *Bob K0RC and Chuck NO5W* (thanks guys!).

In addition, Chip N3IW runs a FQP spotting website at
http://qsopartyhub.com/fqp-spots.php. Please remember that self-spotting or
requesting to be spotted is not allowed (exception for spelling bee 1x1
stations only).


*Florida Stations of all types* – *please go to the FQP website and
register your fixed, mobile, expedition and 1x1 Spelling Bee operations;
just click on the “Counties" link and then the Activation Forms to get
started – thanks!*

*Saturday Registration Form:  *

*Sunday Registration Form:  *


Logs in Cabrillo format can be uploaded (*preferred*) at:

or emailed to logs at floridaqsoparty.org; Paper logs via US mail to: Florida
QSO Party, c/o Ron Harps, K8NZ, 1997 Willow Glen Ln Columbus, OH 43229-1550.

Any questions or feedback? Please feel free to reply to me via email:

cqdenx4n at gmail.com

*We highly encourage* you to sign up to the *FQP email Group* fqp at groups.io.
Anyone wishing to subscribe to the FQP email reflector may send an email
request to George, K5KG at k5kg at k5kg.com.  Upon receiving your request to
join, George will send you an invitation to subscribe to the reflector.
When you receive the invitation, simply follow the instructions, and sign
yourself up.

Thank you in advance for making the 2023 FQP another terrific event – see
you then!
*FQP - So Bright, you gotta wear Shades!*


Chris, NX4N, on behalf of:

Chris, W4WF and Dan, K1TO – President and Past President
Florida Contest Group, proud sponsors of the FQP since 1998

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