QSO Party is held during the 3rd full weekend in March.
The 2018 Virginia QSO Party
will be held during the weekend of 17-18 March 2018.
If you have suggestions to improve the
Virginia QSO Party, please email them to email@example.com.
Announced Operations: This is a list of announced operations in
Virginia. We hope to get coverage of all the
counties and independent cities identified early. If
you are planning on operating a station in Virginia,
please send an email with the details and a picture to
Plaques and Sponsors:
We anticipate having 27
plaques this year, unchanged from last year.
We are currently soliciting sponsors for the plaques,
with the sponsors from last year being asked
first. If you are interested in sponsoring
a, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We
always have one or two sponsors change from year to
VQP Briefing: (PDF
format ~10 MB ) A presentation suitable for club
meetings on the Virginia QSO Party. Includes rules,
Party statistics, descriptions of certificates.
This will be updated aperiodically to reflect new or
changed information. Last updated on 11 October 2017.
VQP Contest Rules. ( html format,
format, PDF format )
There is one rule change for the 2018 Virginia QSO
Party. The ending time on Saturday has been
extended by two (2) hours from 18 March 0200 to 18 March
0400 UTC (i.e., 1000 PM to 1200 PM local time in
Virginia). This was in response to the most
requested change, i.e., longer duration on Saturday to
allow stations more opportunity to contact the west
coast of the US on 40/80M.
Contest Logging Programs.
Logging programs designed for the Virginia QSO Party
always help. We accept any logs, but logs submitted
electronically and compliant with any cabrillo format are
preferred. The following logging programs have been used
in the past and they have been modified to support the
Virginia QSO Party. We re-score all logs submitted,
so it is important to ensure your log contains all the
* N1MM Logger http://www.n1mm.com.
* Scott & Kimberly, N3FJP &
KA3SEQ Amateur Contact Log http://www.n3fjp.com/.
* WriteLog http://www.writelog.com/.
* WA7BNM Web2Cabrillo http://www.b4h.net/cabforms/
A manual entry cabrillo file generator. Easy to use
for those with QSOs not already in a cabrillo file.
Go to the web site. Select Virginia QSO Party.
Fill in the forms. In the last step, the program
will email a cabrillo file to you. Forward the email
Virginia Counties and Independent Cities:
95 counties and 38 independent cities (html format or MS
Document or PDF format).
Paper Log Summary Sheets: (.pdf or
Remains unchanged from last year. Used to record header
information for paper logs. This form is not required for
cabrillo formatted electronic logs.
Worked All Virginia Award: The
"Worked All Virginia" award is offered by the Rappahannock
Valley Amateur Radio Club.
Offer and Schedule: SPARC will give a presentation
on the Virginia QSO Party to any group in Virginia.
The calendar is available for review.
Comments, questions, and
recommendations should be emailed to
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