CountiesThe object of the Florida QSO Party is to activate each and every one of the 67 Florida counties on the week end the Florida QSO Party is held (on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 2018 this year). The pages below explain more about working the Florida QSO Party and the Florida counties themselves.
- ACTIVATION FORMS
- Saturday County Activation Form – Input form for mobile/expedition/fixed stations SATURDAY ONLY.
- Sunday County Activation Form – Input form for mobile/expedition/fixed stations SUNDAY ONLY.
- MOBILE ACTIVATIONS
- Saturday Mobile/Expedition Activations – Alphabetical list of Calls and the counties they are activating for SATURDAY.
- Sunday Mobile/Expedition 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)
- 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.
- Export routes to spreadsheet: SATURDAY.
- Export routes to spreadsheet: SUNDAY.
PLEASE NOTE: Many of these announced operations will be part-time efforts only. If YOUR county (or the county or counties you’re planning to operate from) is/are already listed, please don’t let that stop you from getting on the air anyway! Also note the mode’s being activated – someone may only be doing SSB or CW (or both) – so feel free to fill in any gaps you can.
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