North Carolina QSO Party
February 28, 2016 - 1000 EST to 2000 EST
Sponsored by the Raleigh Amateur Radio Society
The Carolina Weekend
South Carolina QSO Party has moved to a new time and date! February 27, 2016, the day before ours. That means a whole weekend of Carolina fun for State QSO Party fans! Work QSO's and send in your log for both and be eligible for a fabulous BBQ dinner having both North and South flavors. (Of course, we all know which one is the best BBQ!)
We're looking forward to the synergy The Carolina Weekend can generate in years to come. So make plans to participate in BOTH!
While we're on the subject of making plans, you can report your intent to operate via the email reflector (details below), or on the County Activity web page.
Quick Start Guide
Stations in NC contact as many other stations as possible.
Stations outside NC contact as many NC stations as possible.
Bonuses for working W1VOA, NI4BK, W4DW, anyone in Swain or Warren County.
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.
The committe has met and effected a few changes, but all-in-all, things have been going pretty smoothly and we didn't want to mess it up!
The biggest news is Swain and Warren are the bonus counties this year.
There is now provision to operate high power if you want. Clubs can also have more than one rig going at once if they want. A good way to have a newbe "training" setup and still be able to run on another setup to rack up points for that win!
We have a new bonus station, W1VOA, The Voice of America. A group will be set up at the Site "C" Receiving station in Pitt county. Who wouldn't want to use those antennas!
Check out the details in the rules. Looking forward to hearing everyone on!
2015 Results and Stats
Full results are posted on the Results page. Thanks again to everyone for making the 2015 NCQP a fantastic event!
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 on Facebook
That's right, the QSO Party now has a Facebook page. We'd love to see pictures or accounts of your prior operations and upcoming contest plans. Check us out here.
Battleship North Carolina
One of our perennial bonus stations is NI4BK. Ever wonder what it's like to operate from the Battleship North Carolina? Here's a link you might enjoy:
NCQP Mailing List
For the latest updates on the contest, as well as discussions of upcoming operations, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ncqsoparty. You may also join via email. Just send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list.
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.