2011 Virginia QSO Party

Updated: 29 June 2011

The 2011 Virginia QSO Party is held during the 3rd full weekend in March.
In 2011 this was 1800 UTC on Saturday, 19 March 2011 through 0100 UTC on Monday, 21 March 2011
Its objective is to promote amateur radio activity in Virginia's 95 Counties and 39 Independent Cities.

Award Ceremony Pictures: Pictures of the plaque presentations at the Awards Ceremony (approx 750 KB).

Award Ceremony Briefing: The briefing presented at the Awards Ceremony by the Sterling Park ARC (contains VQP statistics, county coverage, and plaque sponsors and awardees (2.zMB PDF file).

Certificate: The Certificate for 2011 highlights Mahlon Loomis, who in October 1886, made the first wireless QSO between two mountains in Loudoun County, Virginia

Logs submitted
. The log metadata for 358 logs submitted.  This is a PDF file (~197 KB). The log checking is done by SPARC volunteers.

Stories from the Party.

Pre Party Tidbits: Misc emails and thoughts.

  A presentation (in .pdf - 1.7 MB) on the VQP including rules, a list of plaques and sponsors, and statistics from previous VQPs.

VQP Contest Rules
: (html format or MS Document) No rule changes for 2011.

Plaques and Sponsors: 24 plaques. 

Paper Log Summary Sheets: (.pdf or .doc) Used to record header information for paper logs. Not required for cabrillo formatted logs.

Cabrillo Files Format:  Electronic submissions are requested. Cabrillo file format (v3.0) (or earlier versions) are acceptable.

Contest Logging Programs. 24 Jan 09: 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.
    * Scott & Kimberly, N3FJP & KA3SEQ Amateur Contact Log  http://www.n3fjp.com/.
    * Andy Arnold WV8AA, VA QSO Party Logger http://www.lastnamesoftware.net.
    * Ron, K5DJ, WriteLog http://www.writelog.com/.
    * N1MM Logger http://www.n1mm.com.

Virginia Counties and Independent Cities
: 95 counties and 39 independent cities (html format or MS Document)

Worked All Virginia Award:  The "Worked All Virginia" award is offered by the Rappahannock Valley Amateur Radio Club.

Presentation Offer and Schedule: SPARC will give a presentation on the Virginia QSO Party to any group in Virginia

Planning Calendar: The calendar is available for review.

Previous Virginia QSO Parties

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