North Carolina QSO Party

2017 results are posted!!

Carolina Weekend Most Counties Worked, In-State Op.

John Getz, AD8J, of Asheville, NC is the “In-State” winner of the MOST COUNTIES WORKED IN THE CAROLINA WEEKEND  (NC/SC QSO Parties jointly.)  John racked up a total of 99 counties, 66 for NC and 33 for SC, from both Saturday and Sunday.  Larry Van Horn, N5FPW,  made it a photo finish also working 33 for SC but just 2 short of John's NC tally.

Congratulations, John, you're the winner of a gift certificate from King's BBQ in Kinston, NC.  You can have them ship it to you or bring a crowd to their restaurant in person if you're ever in Lenoir County.  I have personally eaten there and the BBQ (and everything else) is top notch!

Marty, W4MY
NCQP Chairman



February 25, 2018 - Stay tuned for updates!

Sponsored by the Raleigh Amateur Radio Society


Enjoy The Carolina Weekend Again!

Febuary 24-25 2018



Quick Start Guide

  • Stations in NC contact as many other stations as possible.
  • Stations outside NC contact as many NC stations as possible. 
  • Bonus stations and counties to be announced

             County abbreviation list here.

  • NC stations work out-of-state contacts one time per band and mode.  Others outside of NC work in-state contacts once per county, band and mode. (You may work a station on 20CW and again on 40CW, for example.)
  • Club, Expedition and Mobile operations are allowed (and encouraged!).  There are separate categories for QRP, Low, and HIgh power.
  • 2017 results are posted on the Results page.  Thanks again to everyone for making the 2017 NCQP a fantastic event!

Overview Videos

  • 3 videos have been posted documenting Marty Young's (W4MY) terrific overview presentation of the NCQP to the South Wake Amateur Radio Club.  This very informative presentation can be viewed in 3 parts at the following links:

NC QSO Party Presentation - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3

NC QSO Party on Facebook and Twitter

  • That's right, the QSO Party is now on Facebook and Twitter .  We'd love to see pictures or accounts of your prior operations and upcoming contest plans.

Battleship North Carolina

NCQP Mailing List

  • For the latest updates on the contest, as well as discussions of upcoming operations, go to  You may also join via email.  Just send a message to to be added to the list.

Logging Software

  • Most current logging software has at least a generic "QSO Party" mode.  Check out our list of logging programs we know support NCQP.  Also, in order to facilitate log checking, please use the NC County and Multiplier list in your logs.  Most counties use the first three letters of the county name, but there are some which overlap.



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