2013 Virginia QSO Party

Updated: 16 June 2013

The Virginia QSO Party was held during the 3rd full weekend in March.

Awards Ceremony PicturesThe VQP Awards ceremony was held at the Manassas Hamfest on Sunday, 9 June 2013, at 1000 at a covered pavilion.    

Awards Ceremony Briefing.  The presentation given at the awards ceremony.  Contains all statistics about the 2013 VQP.

Every ham who submitted a log will receive a certificate.  The theme for this year was recommended by Dave, WA3GIN. The theme is WRVA (W for East of Mississippi, R for Richmond, and VA for Virginia).  An early AM broadcast station in Richmond VA.  Dedicated on 2 Nov 1925. Originally owned by manufacturers of Edgewood Smoking Tobacco. Started in a building on Tobacco Row in Richmond.

Log Metadata
.  Updated 10 May 2013 with minor corrections. A list of the 386 logs received along with scores and other data and the list of operators at the multiple operator stations.   We recommend you save the file to your desktop and then open it for viewing.

Stories from the Party.  A collection of post-party comments, observations and stories.

The Virginia QSO Party is over.  Logs should be emailed to [email protected]  For mailing instruction, see the rules below.  We will start working on logs, plaques, certificates, and see you at the Manassas Hamfest on 9 June 2013 for the Awards Ceremony.  We will mail plaques and certificates soon after for those who could not make it to the ceremony.

Pre Party Tidbits: Misc emails and thoughts.

VQP Contest Rules
: ( html format,   MSWord format,   PDF format )There are no changes in the rules for the 2013 Va QSO Party. 

Plaques and Sponsors:  We have 25 plaques this year. There are two changes in plaques.  First, we have a new plaque this year..  The new plaque is  Single Operator Youth for any single operator 18 years or younger during the VA QSO Party (sponsored by the K4AMG Memorial ARC).  Eligible contestants should indicate their age in the soapbox section of their electronic Cabrillo file or on the summary sheet if they are submitting a paper log.  Second, the SO CW High Power will only be open to Virginia stations, as opposed to any SO station.

VQP Briefing: (PDF format ~6MBMSPowerpoint format ~12MB) A presentation suitable for club meetings on the Virginia QSO Party. Includes rules, Party statistics, descriptions of certificates.

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

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

Paper Log Summary Sheets: (.pdf or .doc) Used to record header information for paper logs. This form is not required for cabrillo formatted electronic logs. Updated to add place to enter age for YOUTH Award.

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.
    * N1MM Logger http://www.n1mm.com.
    * Scott & Kimberly, N3FJP & KA3SEQ Amateur Contact Log  http://www.n3fjp.com/.
    * Ron, K5DJ, WriteLog http://www.writelog.com/. 

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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