Virginia QSO Party
Virginia QSO Party NEWS
Ray, KD4RSL, took some
excellent pictures of the activities at the Awards presentation as
well as other activities at the Manassas Hamfest. Larger images (~2MB
images) are available via an email.
The 2005 Virginia QSO Party Awards Ceremony was held.
Excellent event. The presentation included some information on the
activities required to put on the party, an analysis of the logs
submitted and the QSOs, and discussion of the high scores, etc. The
presentation is in MS
Powerpoint and in a zipped
time high scores published to the web site.
The 2005 Virginia QSO
Party Awards Ceremony will be held at 10:00 AM at the Ole Virginia Hams
Amateur Radio Club's Manassas
Hamfest on Sunday, 5 June 2004. Their web site is at http://www.w4ovh.net/ (follow the
links on the web page to the Hamfest information).
The preliminary assignment of Plaque
Recipients has been made. This is subject to chanage as the logs
are continued to be reviewed.
The 2005_VQP_Certificate.pdf has been
updated and is available for viewing. The State Floral Emblem, the
Dogwood, and the State Bird, the
Cardinal, are featured on the certificate this year.
on 28 May 05: Changes from original version are highlighted in red.
We now have 170 logs included two additional today. The metadata
from the logs received has been posted. Virginia QSO Party
participants are encouraged to review the data concerning their logs.
My fat fingers could easily have mis-entered a few numbers. Email any
recommended changes to email@example.com.
Contest Logs Received
web page added. This will be updated
as new logs are received.
Contest Logging programs
designed for the Virginia QSO Party always help.
- Andy Arnold WV8AA, writes: Greetings to my favorite
contesters(grin)!! I have upgraded my VA QSO Party Logger to
remove the 15-minute rule from 2004 and to add support for the Mobile
Multiplier (when you work 10 stations from a single county). The
new software is available at my web site, http://www.lastnamesoftware.net.
Changes are described on the web site and on Help|Change History on the
main menu; everything else should be the same as last year. As usual, I
the files are full of my test data. So be sure to go to
Contest|New Contest and clear the files before you start the party. Let
me know what if you have questions or problems. The best ways to give
me feedback are... WV8AA@ARRL.NET, VAQSOP@lastnamesoftware.net, Thanks
and 73, --Andy, WV8AA .
The Virginia QSO Party
Summary Sheets have been updated for 2005 (MSWord format
and PDF format).
The changes include:
- N1MM Logger
supports the VQP and can be found at http://www.n1mm.com. An email from N1MM
stated they could not implement our new mobile scoring rule (work 10 or
more different stations from a county, and you may claim it as a
multiiplier, even if not actually worked). The "15 minute rule"
was dropped and digital mode QSOs are allowed.
- Adding blocks for identifying key operating parameters such a
power, QRP, etc.
- Adding space for counting additional multiplier earned if making
more than 10 contacts from a county/independent if not otherwise
counted as a multiplier.
The Sterling Park ARC appreciates the contributions of the 2005 Virginia
The list of 95
counties and 39 independent cities is unchanged from last year.
The final 2005
Virginia QSO Party Rules are available. Changes from 2004
have been indicated in red font for
additions and in red strikeout font for deletions. The principle
is available for review.
- The 15 minute rule has been deleted.
- For mobiles only, a rule has been added which gives a
multiplier, if not otherwise earned, to mobile stations that contact
make a minimum of 10 QSO's from a county or independent city.
- Digital modes have been added in addition to phone and CW.