QSO Party is held during the 3rd full weekend in March.
The 2019 Virginia QSO Party
will be held during the weekend of 16-17 March 2019.
If you have suggestions
to improve the Virginia QSO Party, please
email them to [email protected]
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 [email protected]
Certificate: The certificate for the
2019 Virginia QSO Party will be designed by the Vienna
Wireless Society (VWS). This club is one of the
active supporters of the VQP and is very active in the
Plaques and Sponsors:
We anticipate having 26
plaques this year, one less than last year.
Updated 28 Dec 18
20 Dec 18 16 Dec 18 15
Dec 18 6 Dec 18 27 Nov 18 with partial list
We have decided to drop the plaque for young
adult. There was no entry last year and entries
have been few in previous years.
For more information on the number of
competitors for each plaque, see page 21 in the
We have started identifying sponsors for the
plaques. If you would like to volunteer to be a
plaque sponsor, please send an email to [email protected]
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 1 January 2019
14 November 2018.
VQP Contest Rules. ( html format,
format, PDF format )
There are no rule changes for the 2019 Virginia QSO
Party. The rules remain unchanged from last year.
The VQP rules identify the information that must be
exchanged to be considered a valid contact (QSO).
This includes call sign, serial number and QTH (3
character abbreviation for Virginia counties and
independent cities, state and province / territory
abbreviations, or DX for others. This information
must also be exchanged by operators using FT8 to make
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 e-mails a Cabrillo file to [email protected], with
a copy to the submitter's e-mail address.
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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