North Carolina QSO Party

March 1, 2015 - 1000 EST to 2000 EST

Sponsored by the Raleigh Amateur Radio Society



Thanks for the Q's!

The 2015 running of the NC QSO Party is in the books.  It was great to see so much activity across the bands this year.  Remember, logs are due by March 22 - see the Logs page to submit yours.

Quick Start Guide

See the Rules page for full details.

Stations in NC contact as many other stations as possible.
Stations outside NC contact as many NC stations as possible. 

Bonuses for working SURry, PERson counties; W4DW, K4CIA, NI4BK, and NC4QP.

County abbreviation list here.

Work out-of-state contacts one time per band and mode.  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 is a separate class for QRP; all stations must use low power (<150W).

2015 Rules and Changes

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 Surry and Person are the bonus counties this year. And for those going to Surry, be sure to say hey to Aunt Bea and Andy for us.

Looking forward to hearing everyone on!  de Marty / W4MY  NCQP Chairman

2014 Results and Stats

Full results are posted on the Results page.  Thanks again to everyone for making the 2014 NCQP a fantastic event!

UPDATE 3/19:  Soapbox is now posted as well.  Thanks for all the comments!

UPDATE 4/25:  Statistics, including county-by-county stats are also posted.

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

That's right, the QSO Party now has a Facebook page.  We'd love to see pictures or accounts of your 2013 operation and 2014 plans.  Check us out here.

K4CIA Bonus

Check out our NCQP YouTube interview with Bill McDowell, K4CIA.  Bill was the first winner of the NC QSO Party back in 1970 during its inaugural running.  In recognition of that, some 45 years later, K4CIA will be a Bonus Station during our next event on March 1, 2015.  He's still going strong.  You can see that interview here:

K4CIA Interview

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:

Operating from Battleship North Carolina NI4BK

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 ncqsoparty-subscribe@yahoogroups.com 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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