The 2019 Florida QSO Party was held on 1600Z April 27th through 2159Z April 28th, 2019Many thanks to everyone who made the time and effort to operate in this year’s event! 20 & 40 Meters were hopping with activity. 574 operators swept the W4 B-E-A-C-H stations who made over 12,500 raw QSOs combined! This was a great B-E-A-C-H weekend! Many completed the 67-County sweep with kudos to the various mobiles for criss-crossing the State and wiping off those swarms of squashed love bugs from their vehicles! Certificates are coming soon. Thanks to Bruce WA7BNM for providing the new Log Uploader facility that about 90% of entrants so far have migrated to! Bruce also now displays the Logs Received page on a near real-time basis.
As the log deadline passes, we are very pleased to announce that both the number of logs and the total QSOs in those logs are up from last year! Many thanks to everyone for getting on and for submitting your log. We have a few folks who have requested extensions on log submission and there might be a few more paper logs that trickle in. If you attempted to submit your log using the new log uploader and were not able to, please contact K1TO@ARRL.NET and Dan will help you complete the submission. We are interested on your feedback about the 2019 FQP. Comments and pictures of your operation are welcome.
Very 73 from the FQP Committee
– Expedition Category is added
– Low Power is now defined as 100W or less
– Suggested frequency ranges are established
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?
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