QSO Party is held during the 3rd full weekend in March.
The 2022 Virginia QSO Party
was held during the weekend of 19-20 March 2022.
Saturday, 19 March, 1400 UTC - Sunday, 20 March, 0400 UTC
Sunday, 20 March, 1200 UTC - 2400 UTC.
Awards Ceremony: The Awards Ceremony for the
2022 Virginia QSO Party will be held at the Manassas
Hamfest on Saturday, 4 June, at 1100. They have
graciously offered space and time. See
This event typically takes an hour. A short, 30
minute presentation followed by the presentation of
plaques to all awardees. Certificates will also be
available for pickup.
Remaining plaques and certificates will be
mailed after the Awards ceremony, usually by the middle of
(Updated on 5 May 2022
1555 on 28 April 1600
on 24 April) The log metadata (2022_VQP_MetaData.pdf) and
the list of operators at the Multi-Operator stations (2022_VQP_Multi_Ops.pdf) is
posted. We consider this a final version and will start
the process of selecting the plaque awardees. Comments
or questions may be email to [email protected]
Post-Party Tidbit, Soapbox, and Stories. Will
be added as they become available. 2022_VQP_Post-Party_Tidbits.html
and SOAPBOX from the logs. These will be added as they
log with your call sign. If a mobile or
expedition log add an "-M" or "-E" to you call
sign. Examples: NQ4K.log
The preferred way to submit your log is through
our on-line portal. https://www.employees.org/~mschulma/SPARC/VQP/
Email Log: An alternate
way to submit your log is to email it to:
[email protected] We will manually process your
log. This may take a while.
Mail Log: Alternatively,
if you cannot submit your log electronically, please
mail your log to: VA QSO Party, Call Box 599,
Sterling, VA 20167.
Questions, comments, or problems
may be emailed to [email protected],net.
Periodically, we post the logs
* John, KX4O, provides a dxcluster
devoted to VQP contacts. http://www.qsoparty.com
* Andy, K1RA, provides a mobile
tracker. Information: https://k1ra.us/vaqp/ Map with Tracking: https://www.k1ra.us/vaqp-aprs/
* Mike, N4CF, provides a 2021 Virginia
QSO Party Call History File for N1MM Logger+ http://n4cf.mdodd.com/vaqp-ch.html
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 to
[email protected] A list of "Most
Wanted" counties and independent cities for
fixed station operation is in the VQP Briefing.
Pre-Party Tidbits: Some significant or interesting
comments emailed to us before the Virginia QSO
We anticipate having 27 plaques this year, one
more than in previous years. (Updated 16 February)
The NEW PLAQUE is Virginia Mobile
Multiple Operator Multiple Transmitter. This
new category allows multiple transmitters on the air at
any given time. i.e., two stations operating concurrently.
Alternatively for the really enthusiastic, a station could
use a bus or mobile home and have as many radios on the
air. This differs from our current rules which state
"Mobile - Single or Multiple individuals operating Mobile
under a single call sign with only one transmitter on the
air at a time." Thanks to Justin, NB3A, for
proposing this new category. Our rules will be
updated to reflect this new category.
Certificate: The USS Wisconsin Radio Club
(N4WIS) designed the certificate for the 2022
Virginia QSO Party. The certificate will be mailed
to all Virginia stations who submit a log and all
Non-Virginian stations who include "CERTIFICATE: YES" in
their submitted log.
Briefing: The pre-party
briefing (Updated 2 March 2022) contains the rules
and well as information from the 2021 and prior
Parties. It is in .PDF format.
Contest Rules. The rules are posted on 14
November 2021 and are available in three formats (PDF, HTML, and DOC).
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/.
* WriteLog http://www.writelog.com/.
* WA7BNM Web2Cabrillo
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.
for the Mac https://www.k1gq.com/SkookumLogger/
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 2019. Used to record header
information for paper logs. This form is not required for
cabrillo formatted electronic logs.
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.
Calendar: The calendar is available for review.
Comments, questions, and
recommendations should be emailed to
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