2017

WEST VIRGINIA QSO PARTY

Sponsored by the West Virginia State ARC.

1600z Saturday, June 17, 2017 through 0200z Sunday, June 18, 2017


The Annual WV QSO party is held each year to celebrate West Virginia’s admission to the Union on June 20 1863. If June 20th is not a Saturday, the QSO Party is held the Saturday immediately prior.

MAIN CATEGORIES


You may only submit an entry for one category. As an example, if you are operating as mobile using QRP power limitations; you can be either Mobile or QRP. All operations must be from a station physically located with the operator i.e. no remote stations or other internet assisted operating permitted.


Single op (Fixed)

No more than one signal on the air, one person operating and logging.

Multi/Multi (Fixed)

Unlimited number of signals and operators

QRP (Fixed or Mobile)

No more than one signal on the air, one person operating and logging.

Max Power 10W Voice and 5W CW

MOBILE OPERATIONS

Mobile stations may work and may be worked by other stations upon changing counties. Mobile stations may operate from a county line if the definition* of a county line is met. A station working a station on a county line may receive credit for both counties as multipliers and mobiles may receive bonus points for each county. West Virginia stations on a county line may be claimed as both a QSO and a multiplier from each county. (2 QSO’s and 2 multipliers)

*County line definition: County lines are defined as where two counties meet as long as the line is not “wet”. “Wet” is defined as two counties that are separated by water, i.e., creek, river, lake, etc. You may not operate from a bridge connecting two counties.

Mobiles: Keep separate log for each county.

POWER CATEGORIES

QRP 10W Voice and 5 watts CW or less at all times.

Low Power 100 watts or less

High Power 101 watts and above


MODES

CW

SSB

PSK/RTTY (Digital)

BANDS

80m through 10m, no WARC bands.

Suggested frequencies, General Portion of all bands and Novice/Technician portion of 10M.

MULTIPLIERS

Out-of-State Stations - Multipliers are West Virginia counties (55 max).


West Virginia Stations - Multipliers are:

West Virginia counties (55 max/band)

U.S. states (50 max - West Virginia counts as a state, District of Columbia counts as Maryland)

DXCC entities (see ARRL DXCC list - less USA, Alaska & Hawaii -- Alaska & Hawaii count as states only).

POINTS

Points will be scored as outlined on the current year’s summary sheet and as indicated below:


On all HF bands, CW and other digital modes count separately. For example, you can work W1AW on 80 CW; 80 RTTY; and 80 SSB, for three contacts on 80 meters. All digital modes besides CW are equivalent. If you work W1AW on 80 RTTY you cannot work him again on 80 PSK31.


EXCHANGE

WV stations send RST and county.

All others send RST and State/Province/or DXCC country.

BONUS

Bonus Points: Work W8WVA once per band per mode and receive 100 points for each contact (to be added to final score).

West Virginia mobiles receive a bonus of 100 points for each West Virginia County activated from which they log at least one (1) valid contact.

QSL Cards/LOTW

The W8WVA QSL manager is Rich, K8VE. Also upload to LOTW for state only confirmations. If you need county send QSL Card per QRZ page instructions.

FINAL SCORE

Multiply QSO points by the number of multipliers. Then add the W8WVA and/or mobile bonus points for the final score. As computer based logging programs and scoring may or may not be up to date, the current Summary Sheet will be the official document for scoring and must be submitted regardless of whether a computer based log is utilized.

REPORTING – PLEASE NOTE New Reporting time from prior years

Logs and summary sheet must be e-mailed or postmarked no later than July 5, 2017 to

Randy Goff KD8G, 1289 Washington Gardens Cir, Washington, WV 26181.


Send email logs to wvqplogs@gmail.com. If you email your log to prevent files overwriting when email is downloaded, your file should be named wv16yourcall. Example of file name to be used is wv16k8ve.


Do not send logs on any media such as floppy disks, DVD, CD or thumb drives as only printed or electronic logs will be accepted.


Email confirmation will be sent to all entrants who send electronic logs.

If log is submitted by US Mail and a confirmation is requested please provide a Self Addressed Stamped Post Card.

AWARDS

Plaques to high score in all main categories in and out of state, high score over all:

WV Single Operator Low Power

WV Single Operator High Power

WV Mobile

WV Multi/Multi

WV QRP


Out of State Single Operator QRP*

Out of State Single Operator High Power*

Out of State Single Operator Low Power*


*(Minimum of five entrants required for plaque to be awarded)


Certificates will be sent to high score in each category in and out of state, WV county, Canadian Province and DXCC country.



We hope to CU in the 2017 WVQP. Pse Join Us!

73 from West Virginia