QSO Party is held during the 3rd full weekend in March.
The 2023 Virginia QSO Party
was held during the weekend of 18-19 March 2023.
Saturday, 18 March, 1400 UTC - Sunday, 19 March, 0400 UTC
Sunday, 19 March, 1200 UTC - 2400 UTC.
2023 Awards Ceremony Pictures: A few pictures of
the plaques being presented.
2023 VaQP Results: We have prepared a presentation (Updated on 9
8 July 2023) which contains
the results of the 2023 Virginia QSO Party. Comments
to [email protected].
Plaque and Certificate Mailing: All plaques
and certificates remaining after the Awards Ceremony on 3
June were mailed on 6 June 2023.
Plaque Awardees: The plaque awardees
and plaque sponsors are thanked for their
participation and contributions to the Virginia QSO Party.
Awards Ceremony: The plaques and achievement
certificates were available for pickup at the Manassas
Tailgate event on Saturday, 3 June 2023, starting at
0900. The Manassas Tailgate was held in Manassas
Park across from Signal Hill Park at 9300 Signal View
Drive, Manassas Park, VA 20111. The Virginia QSO
Party committee announced the results of the Party and
then presented the plaques. Photos will be posted as
time permits. Plaques and certificates not picked up will
The Certificate: The certificate is awarded to
participants in the 2023 Virginia QSO Party. This
year the certificate memorializes the Sterling Park
Amateur Radio Club and highlight the club's major
activities. A certificate will be prepared for all
stations in Virginia and for out-of-Virginia station who
indicated "CERTIFICATE: YES" in their log.
Log MetaData: The log metadata, i.e., call
signs, scores, location, etc., is posted on 17 April 2023
(UPDATED on 8 July 2023
5 June 2023 18
May 2023 9 May 2 May 30 April 28 April 26 April 20 April
19 April 2023) for review and comment.
This is probably the FINAL, but may change as we
continue to review the logs. Comments to
Post-Party Tidbits. Interesting comments and
Log submittal: Here are you options to
submit your log. The list of logs submitted is
updated once a day. It may take day or two for your log to
show up on this list.
FAQ: Answers to a few questions
not answered elsewhere. Updated 7 March 2023.
* John, KX4O, provides a
dxcluster devoted to VQP contacts. http://www.qsoparty.com
* Andy, K1RA, provides
a mobile tracker. Information:
https://k1ra.us/2023/02/25/new-vaqp-aprs-tracker-for-2023/ Map with
* Mike, N4CF, provides a 2021
Virginia QSO Party Call History File for N1MM
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.
We will have 29 plaques
this year. New plaque is Virginia Single Operator
Single Receiver (SO1R). (Updated 12 March 2023
February 2023 14 February 13 January 2023,
Posted 21 December 2022)
Notice that we have a new station
category, ROVER. This has resulted in renaming a few
plaques. These are highlighted in pick in the
listing of plaques. See below in VQP Rules for an
explanation of the Rover category.
VQP Pre-Party Briefing:
briefing (Updated 12 March 2023
January 2023 16 January 2023 12 December 2022)
contains the rules and well as information from
the 2022 and prior Parties. It is in .PDF
Volunteers-on-the-Air (VOTA). The
ARRL VOTA call sign, W1AW/4, is reserved for use
in Virginia during the Virginia QSO Party.
See vota_page.html for
Contest Rules. The revised rules
are posted. Updated on 15 Dec
22. They are available in three
definition of stations and scoring
changed for 2023.
be mailed to [email protected].
of the Mobile. Rover, and Expedition
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
* WriteLog http://www.writelog.com/.
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
Log Summary Sheets: (.pdf or .doc) The
summary sheet was updated to include the
"rover" category. Updated on 12 March to
add "SO1R: Yes or No" question. Used
to record header information when
submitting paper logs. This form is not
required for cabrillo formatted electronic
Counties and Independent Cities: 95 counties and
38 independent cities (html format
or MS Document
or PDF format).
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.
The calendar is available for review.
Comments, questions, and
recommendations should be emailed to
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