2014 Virginia QSO Party

Updated:3 July 2014

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

The 2014 Virginia QSO Party was held during the weekend of 15-16 March 2014

Awards Ceremony:  The awards ceremony (Pictures  and  presentation brief_with statistics and awardees) was held at the Manassas hamfest on 8 June 2014 at 1000 AM.  Plaques were awarded and paper certificates were available or pickup.  

Log Metadata.  Updated 3 July 2014 with minor changes.  Updated 23 May 2014 with minor changes.  Now 379 logs submitted.  Updated 3 May 14 with minor changes. Updated 29 April with minor changes.  Posted 26 April.  378 Logs received.  A list of the 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.  Any errors or omissions should be emailed to [email protected]

Stories from the Party: Some pictures and stories from the Party.

Pre Party Tidbits: Misc emails and thoughts.

Certificates: This certificate will be awarded to all hams who submit a log to the 2014 VQP..  Certificates not picked up at the Manassas Hamfest were mailed on Friday, 20 June 2014

Plaques and Sponsors:  We have 26 plaques this year.  Twenty five plaques as in last year's Party and one new plaque.  John, KX4O, is sponsoring the new plaque, the "Single Operator VA QSOs Only" plaque.  All hams who submit an electronic log will be automatically considered for this plaque.  

VQP Briefing: (PDF format ~3.5 MB ) A presentation suitable for club meetings on the Virginia QSO Party. Includes rules, Party statistics, descriptions of certificates. Updated 19 Jan 14.

VQP Contest Rules: ( html format,   MSWord format,   PDF format )There are no changes in the rules for the 2014 Virginia QSO Party. 

Cabrillo Files Format:  Electronic submissions  in the attached Cabrillo file format are requested.  (PDF  or HTML)

Certificate:  We do not have an idea for the theme on the certificate for this year. See VQP briefing (above) for images of past certificates. 

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

Virginia Counties and Independent Cities: 95 counties and 38 independent cities (html format or MS Document or PDF format).   Dave, W4DUK, advised us that "on 1 July 2013, the City of Bedford reverted to a town and became part of Bedford County, so the new Town of Bedford is no longer an Independent City."  Therefore the number of multipliers in the 2014 Virginia QSO Party will be 133, not 134 as in previous Parties.

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 reflect change in number of Virginia multipliers..

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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