Louisiana QSO Party
Sponsored by the Thibodaux Amateur Radio Club, W5YL
1500Z Feb. 11 - 0300Z Feb. 12, 2011
1. Object: For amateurs to exchange QSO information with as many Louisiana
1.1 Suggested CW frequencies
1.1.1. HF – 1.840, 3.540, 7.040, 14.040, 21.040, 28.040
1.1.2. VHF - 50.095 and 144.050
1.2 Suggested PHONE frequencies
1.2.1. HF – 1.865, 3.865, 7.255, 14.255, 21.365, 28.465
1.2.2. VHF - 50.135 and 144.210
2. Date and Contest Period: The Louisiana QSO Party operating times will be
2.1 All stations may operate the entire contest period or any part of the contest period
3. Entry Categories: (Non-Louisiana and Louisiana)
3.1 There will be 4 categories
3.1.1. Phone only
3.1.2. CW/Digital only
3.1.3 Mixed Mode (Phone and CW.)
3.1.4. Rover (Louisiana stations only)
4. Contest Exchange:
4.1 Non-Louisiana stations send:
Call, RST, and S/P/C (state/province/Maritime region/or 'DX entities'.)
4.2. Louisiana stations send: Call, RST, and parish.
4.2.1 Use the Parish abbreviation list provide at this web site
5.1 QSO points:
5.1.1. Count two points for each complete two-way phone QSO.
5.1.2. Count four points for each two-way CW QSO.
5.2 Multipliers: (Count per band/mode)
5.2.1 Non-Louisiana stations: Louisiana parishes (64 possible per
5.2.2 Louisiana stations: Parish/State(other than Louisiana/Province/DXCC per band/mode
5.3 Final Score:
5.3.1. Non-Louisiana stations: Multiply QSO points by total multipliers
(the sum of Louisiana parishes per band/mode).
5.3.2. Louisiana stations: Multiply QSO points by total multipliers
(the sum of LA Parishes/US states(other than Louisiana)/provinces/ DXCC
5.3.3. Rovers Multiply QSO points by total multipliers (S/P/C
states/provinces/Maritime regions/ 'DX entities') plus 50 point bonus for
each parish activated.
5.3.4. Rover stations must clearly indicate parishes of operation in log. When
6.1. Multipliers; CW/Phone QSO's count as separate multipliers
6.2. No repeater contacts allowed
6.3. All stations may be worked once on CW and once on Phone on each band.
6.5. 100 bonus points will be awarded to any station in or out of Louisiana who
6.6. Any station working W5YL will receive 100 one time only bonus points
6.7. Log sheets are available on http://www.qsl.net/kd5wdy/LAQSO_/laqso_.html
7. Awards: Certificates will be awarded to:
7.1 The highest-scoring station in each category
7.2 Any station making five or more contacts may receive a participation certificate by mailing a SASE and a copy of the station log to the following address; LAQSO PARTY, 508 HACHE ST, HOUMA, LA 70364
7.3 Certificate will be awarded to the Louisiana highest-scoring rover station.
7.4 The Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club sponsors the Worked All Parishes
8. Log submission:
8.1. All logs that are generated using a computer must submit an ASCII text
8.1.1. Hand written paper logs are acceptable.
8.4 Paper entries must be submitted on current ARRL entry forms or on an
8.5. Forms are available for downloading at the LAQSO Party Contest
8.5.1. Forms are available by sending an SASE sent to the
8.5 See "General Rules for All ARRL Contests" and "General Rules for ARRL Contests
8.6 General queries should be directed to the LAQSO Party at; firstname.lastname@example.org