Announcing the 20th Anniversary of the Florida QSO Party!
First the basics:
- Dates & Times: Saturday, April 29 1600Z (Noon EDT) – 0159Z (9:59 PM EDT) | Sunday, April 30 1200Z (8 AM EDT) – 2159Z (5:59 PM EDT)
- Rules: English – Español
- Florida Counties:Counties On The Air – The official list of Florida counties along with the 3-letter designators for each county. Having the incorrect designators in your submitted logs will cause you to lose points.
- Spelling Bee: FLORIDA SUN, 1X1 calls to look for: K4F, W4F, K4L, W4L, K4O, W4O, K4R, W4R, K4I, W4I, K4D, W4D, K4A, W4A, K4S, W4S, K4U, W4U, K4N, W4N
- QSL Manager: KK3Q via QRZ address. SASE for US stations, DX stations use this link: DX QSL APP. NO EQSL, QRZ OR LoTW for 1X1 calls.
- New: the Worked All Florida Award is now active thanks to NF4A: WAF LINK
Florida County Activation Helps:
- ACTIVATION FORMS
- Saturday County Activation Form – Input form for mobile/fixed stations SATURDAY ONLY.
- Sunday County Activation Form – Input form for mobile/fixed stations SUNDAY ONLY.
- MOBILE ACTIVATIONS
- Saturday Mobile Activations – Alphabetical list of Calls and the counties they are activating for SATURDAY.
- Sunday Mobile Activations – Alphabetical list of Calls and the counties they are activating for SUNDAY.
- FIXED STATION ACTIVATIONS
- Fixed Station Activations – List of fixed stations sorted on COUNTY, both days on one page.
- CALLSIGN SEARCH PAGES
- Saturday – Search for Florida based stations operating on Saturday here.
- Sunday – Search for Florida based stations operating on Sunday here.
- FQP HELPS
- County-By-County Activations – Click on county name or abbreviation for those activations (both days)
- K0RC‘s FQP Excel workbook (poke around for a few other goodies)
- An updated workbook, Rev 7.04 has been uploaded. It contains all routes reported through 0300 UTC 4/22/2017.
- A few programming corrections have been made which fixes minor sorting anomalies I spotted earlier today.
- Here’s the link for FQP files: https://1drv.ms/f/s!Am7cWbf-YWzZqht_fc3-jMhJJgdx
- NO5W‘s ACTIVITY MAPS
- K9TM‘s Reverse Beacon Network Node (K9TM-4)
- Counties On The Air – The official list of Florida counties along with the 3-letter designators for each county. Please keep a copy of this listing nearby when you are operating. There is a link on this page where you can download a PDF file which you can print out for your operating position. Having the incorrect designators in your submitted logs will cause you to lose points.
Florida QSO Party 2017 – April 29 & April 30 (2017)We’re having a party, and you’re invited! Be sure to mark your calendar and join in the fun of the next Florida QSO Party. Visit the other pages on this Web site for rules, results, records, and more information. This next Florida QSO Party takes place on April 29 & April 30 (2017) , get ready now for the best state QSO party in the country.
Since the re-introduction of the Florida QSO Party to the contest scene in 1998, the Florida QSO Party has become one of the fastest growing and most popular State QSO Parties around today. This is due, in part, to the tremendous effort by the mobile teams to activate as many counties as they can in order to allow those participating from out-of-state, to achieve a county “Sweep” (working all 67 Florida Counties). Florida stations operating from home are also valuable, since that increases the chances that stations will work all counties!
Regardless if you are a serious or casual participant … from Florida, or from outside of Florida … the Florida QSO Party was designed to be a FUN operating event. Why not give it a try?
This year’s Spelling Bee: FLORIDA SUN. Note: You must work one letter from each word to qualify for any of the FQP certificates.
A reminder for Home stations (both in and outside Florida), please do not call CQ or "run" stations in the "Mobile window". This window is for mobile stations only. Home stations operate above or below the "Mobile window". Frequencies to avoid, are:
CW 7.025-7.035, 14.040-14.050, 21.040-21.050, 28.040-28.050 MHZ - SSB: 7.230-7.240, 14.265-14.275 - Updated 19.04.2017