Florida QSO Party

Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 10:00am to 4:00pm

Emerson Electric Hall Room G29

Club Contest, all are welcome to join (even without an amateur radio license!)

From floridaqsoparty.org:

Florida QSO Party Rules (FQP) Sponsored by the Florida Contest GroupDETAILS: The Florida QSO Party
Object: Everyone works Florida, Florida works Everyone
Activate and work ALL Florida counties
Have as much FUN as possible!

Participate in the Worked All Florida Award (link)

OBJECT:

For radio amateurs outside of the State of Florida to make contact with as many Florida stations in as many of the 67 Florida Counties as possible. Florida operators work anyone outside and within Florida.

CONTEST PERIOD:

Starts the last Saturday of April. For 2019, the dates are April 27-28. Two 10-hour operating periods separated by a 10-hour break period. All operators may operate the full 20 hours. Saturday 16:00:00Z (Noon EDT) – Sunday 01:59:59Z (9:59:59 PM EDT) Sunday 12:00:00Z (8 AM EDT) – 21:59:59Z (5:59:59 PM EDT)

CATEGORIES:

1. Single-Operator. One person performs all operating and logging functions. Use of spotting nets (operator arrangements involving assistance through DX-alerting nets, PacketCluster, Reverse Beacon Network, etc.) is not permitted. Use of spotting assistance is reclassified as single operator assisted. Only one transmitted signal on the air at any time.

2. Single-Operator-Assisted. One person performs all operating and logging functions. Use of spotting nets is permitted. Only one transmitted signal on the air at any time.

3. Multi-Single. More than one person contributing to the score, such as relief operators or loggers. Only one transmitted signal on the air at any time.

4. Multi-Multi. More than one person contributing to the score, such as relief operators or loggers. Only one transmitted signal on the air per band at any time. More than one transmitted signal may be on the air on different bands at any time.

5. Mobile (Florida only). A station (radio, antenna, power source) that is self-contained and capable of motion, although motion is optional. Mobile entrants are either Single-Operator (two classes as listed below) or Multi-operator (two classes as above). Make QSOs in at least two Counties. Scores for Mobiles are based on cumulative QSOs and cumulative multipliers.

5.1 Mobile Single-Operator (self-driven). One person performs all operating, logging and driving functions. NOTE – Operators are reminded that simultaneously operating and driving can be dangerous. Operators in this Category are encouraged to do so with utmost attention to driving safety

5.2 Mobile Single-Operator Plus Driver. The entrant performs all operating and logging functions and has a separate driver who need not be a licensed Amateur. The driver may not assist in any operating or logging functions. Please note the driver in your entry.

6. Expedition (Florida only). Similar to mobile, except that the station is not self-contained. This Category is for those entrants who erect a temporary antenna. Expedition entrants may be either Single, or Multi-operator. Score for an Expedition is based on cumulative QSOs and cumulative multipliers.

7. School (University, College, High School, etc.). Operation takes place from a station on campus. Operation from a club member’s home station is only allowed if there is no station on campus. Operators can be students, faculty, staff and alumni of the School. For award purposes, there is no distinction between Single- and Multi-operator or Power levels

8. Novice/Technician. Operator(s) must hold a Novice or Technician license.

9. SWL.

10. Checklog. Entry to assist with log checking. The entry will not have a score listed in the results.

Florida stations on a County line may be claimed as a separate QSO and multiplier from each County. County lines are defined per County Hunter guidelines.

Please indicate in your Soapbox if any of these apply: Novice/Technician, SWL, Rookie (licensed less than 3 years), YL., under 25 years old.

POWER:

QRP – 5W output or less Low Power – 100W output or less High Power – more than 100W output Logs not specifying power output are entered as High Power.

MODES:

SSB, CW, Mixed (SSB and CW) If you want to enter on a single mode and make a few QSOs on the other mode this is perfectly acceptable and we treat the “other” mode QSOs as a check log.

No digital QSOs.

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