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The 2022 Florida QSO Party was held the weekend of April 30th – May 1st. 25 years – wow! Despite challenges from many angles – The sun, weather, etc… The 25th FQP was a huge success! The Out-of-State support combined with Florida’s over 100 fixed stations, 8 mobiles and 5 expeditions made for an epic weekend ! Logs are rolling in (see the Rules tab and page down to Reporting)



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?


 

Silver 25th Anniversary Special Event Award – 2022 FQP Silver Spelling Bee!

In honor of the 25th FQP Anniversary, we had a total of 25 special 1×1 stations, listed below, with one suffix for each letter of the alphabet except the letter X (FCC regulation). There are a total of 21 SSB and 21 CW stations active; please see list of stations below. The FQP SILVER SPELLING BEE is a 1×1 Sweep and endorsed for either Mixed or CW or SSB modes. Mixed Mode Endorsement (Mixed, CW and SSB entrants are eligible) Contact all 25 of the 1×1 stations to earn this endorsement. You will need to operate both modes to do this. Note: If you are a single mode entry (CW or SSB) then please submit a separate check log for the extra four 1×1’s on the other mode. Example: K9CT is a CW-only entry and works the 21 CW/Mixed stations on CW, but also works the four SSB-only 1×1’s (N4D, N4H, N4L and N4V). To earn the Mixed Mode Endorsement, Craig will submit both his normal CW entry *and* a SSB check log that includes these 4 QSO’s. Similarly, a SSB-only entry would work the 21 SSB/Mixed stations on SSB, plus the four CW-only (1×1’s (N4C, N4J, N4Q and N4Z) and submit the SSB log as usual plus a CW check log that includes these 4 QSO’s. CW or SSB Mode Endorsement (Mixed, CW and SSB entrants are eligible) Contact all 21 of the 1×1 stations on a single mode to earn this endorsement.
  • CW entries who contact all 21 CW and Mixed 1×1’s on CW earn the award.
  • SSB entries who contact all 21 SSB and Mixed entries on SSB earn the award.
  • Mixed mode entries who contact either the 21 CW or the 21 SSB 1×1’s earn the award.
Note: If a Mixed entrant works all 25 1×1’s, they are awarded a Mixed Endorsement. These stations should be very accessible. QSL these 1×1 calls active in FQP via KU9C direct or via Log Book of The World (LoTW). Are you up for the Challenge???

The 1×1 call signs and hosts are:

CALL HOST CTY MODE(S)
N4A K5KG SAR BOTH
N4B N4WW ORA BOTH
N4C NN7CW LAK CW
N4D K3QH PAL SSB
N4E N4EEB VOL BOTH
N4F W4MLB BRE BOTH
N4G N1TO IDR BOTH
N4H K4KKC BRO SSB
N4I K4PV SAN BOTH
N4J W4CU PIN CW
N4K NF4A BAY BOTH
N4L K2WLS HIL SSB
N4M N6AR ORA BOTH
N4N AC4TO LEO BOTH
N4O WO4O LAK BOTH
N4P N4TP HIL BOTH
N4Q KQ4R VOL CW
N4R N4OX ESC BOTH
N4S N4SVC SUW BOTH
N4T K1TO MTE BOTH
N4U N4UU ALC BOTH
N4V N4WZ MRT SSB
N4W AI4WW BRO BOTH
N4Y W8RA HER BOTH
N4Z W4SPR MRT CW
 

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