Virginia QSO Party
Updated: 4 July
Awards Ceremony Briefing: 4 July 2006. The briefing presented at
the Awards Ceremony has been converted to a PDF files and posted.
It contains the log metadata and QSO data analysis. (We recommend you
download it to your computer and then open it in Adobe Reader instead
of opening it in a browser window.)
Awards Ceremony Pictures: 4 July 2006.
have been posted to the web site.
Awards Ceremony Held: 13 Jun 06:
The 2006 Virginia Awards ceremony on 4 Jun at the Manassas Hamfest went
exceptionally well. Ray, KD4RSL,
served as the photographer and took some excellent pictures.
Henry, K2BRY, was the photographer's assistant and recorded names to go
with the Photos. Jim, KF4PQL, passed out the plaques. Dick, W2YE, and
Bill, KC4ATU, cheered us all on. The presentation and photos will be
Awards Ceremony: 29 Apr 06: The
2006 Virginia QSO Party Awards Ceremony will be held at the Ole Virginia Hams Amateur
Radio Club "Manassas Hamfest" on Sunday, 4 June 2006, starting at
10:00 AM. Directions are at the Ole Virginia Hams web site (http://www.w4ovh.net/).
Recipients: 29 Apr 06: The tentative list of Plaque Recipients had been
posted for review and comment.
Log Scoring: 22 Apr 06: Dick, W2YE,
Jim, AF4MO, and Henry, K4BFY, score paper logs (2006_VQP_Log_Scoring_1.JPG,
at the shack of Gordon, NQ4K, on 22 April 06.
Received Logs: 22
Apr 06: All logs
received have been entered. We have 281 logs, a significant increase
over last year. We will be reviewing the log data for the next 2 weeks
before we finalize the list of Plaque recipents. If you notice an error
in the logs received web page, please email so we can correct it. 23
Mar 06: A list of logs
the meta data will be posted as soon as we can.This will be
continuously updated as we receive logs and we verify scores. If you
see information you believe is wrong, please email (email@example.com) so
we can correct any errors. Concurrently we will update the Soapbox comments
received in either the log or the body of the submitting emails.
The Party is over. I had a great time operating from the club station,
K4NVA, operating at the station of Dick, W2YE. I even operated a little
from my home location as NQ4K. 73, Gordon.
will be held from 1800 UTC on
Saturday, March 18 through 0200 UTC on Monday, March 20 (for
Virginians, that is Saturday from 1:00 PM to Sunday at 9:00 PM local
Musings: 1 Mar 06:
Gordon,NQ4K, Party Chair, has some amusing
Coverage: 10 Dec 05: Jim,
AF4MO, has undertaken to make contacts
with amateur radio operators and to maintain a web page devoted to ensuring that
all 95 couties and 39 independent cities in the State of Virginia
be activiated during the 2006 Virginia
Please support this
Mar 06: Ace, N3AHA/MI, writes: I live in Leesburg and am not
planning a big effort giving out counties, but I will be looking for VA
counties I need on CW. Please pass along to participants to
encourage them to post counties on the county hunters web spotting
network. It will hopefully generate more contacts for VA
participants." He recommends /http://ch.w6rk.com/.
Contest Logging programs. 5 Feb 06: Logging programs designed
for the Virginia
always help. We accept any logs, but logs
submitted electronically and compliant with any cabrillo fromat are
preferred. The folllowing logging programs have been used in the past
and their authors indicated thay have been modified to support the
* Andy Arnold WV8AA, VA QSO Party
available at http://www.lastnamesoftware.net.
He can be contacted at WV8AA@ARRL.NET or VAQSOP@lastnamesoftware.net. 6
Mar 06: Andy emailed that the software ready for the 2006 Virginia
and he requests reports on any problems.
* Ron, K5DJ, WriteLog is available at the WriteLog
web site at http://www.writelog.com/.
Emailing address is WriteLog@contesting.com.
* N1MM Logger is available at http://www.n1mm.com.
* Scott & Kimberly, N3FJP & KA3SEQ, Amateur
Contact Log is available at http://www.n3fjp.com/.
Presentation Offer: 9
Jan 06: Gordon Miller, NQ4K,
offered to present a briefing to
interested groups in Virginia
on the Virginia
a review of the rules, the results of the 2005 VQP, and some thoughts
for competing in this year's events. Please contact Gordon at
if you are interested.
"Worked All Virginia"
Award: 20 Feb 06: The "Worked All Virginia"
award is offered by the Rappahannock Valley Amateur Radio Club at http://www.qsl.net/rvarc/rvarcwava.html.
Mar 06: Various
paper logging forms have been provided by several hams. These should be
used in conjunction with the summary sheets mentioned below. Fixed
W4AU in PDF
format) Mobile Operation (by
W4AU in PDF format, by
N4VA in MSWord
N4VA in PDF format)
The Virginia QSO Party
Sheets: 7 Jan 06: The Summary Sheets (MSWord format
and PDF format)
are used when submitting logs which are not prepared by a standard
contesting program which supports the VA QSO Party.
They provide a
mechanism for capturing the information needed to identify the
operators and operating conditions as well as providing a format for
calculating the entry score.
2006 Virginia QSP
Certificate: 24 Nov 05: The Certificate is
available for your viewing. This year the certificate features the
State Dog, the American Foxhound, and the Virginia
Sponsors: 1 Mar 06: One additional plaque added. This is "High
Club - Virginia
QSOs Only.: 18 Dec 05: Two additional plaques
are being sponsored
this year. These are "High Virginia
Single Operator Phone Only" and
"High Expedition." 21
Nov 05: The Sterling Park ARC appreciates the contributions of the 2006 Virginia
QSOParty Plaque Sponsors. The list of plaque
sponsors has not
been finalized. If you or your club is interested in sponsoring a
plaque, please email NQ4K@arrl.net.
The 2006 Virginia QSO
rules : 9 Dec 05: The rules have been finalized. 16 Nov 05: The draft rules are
comment. There are no significant changes from last year.
Changes are indicated in red
The list of 95
counties and 39 independent cities: 16 Nov 05: The list is
unchanged from last year.
(MS Word Format or html format) for
Logs: 15 Sep 05: Posted draft of format for review and comment.
Comments are welcome.
Calendar: 15 Sep 05: The calendar
is available for review.