2015 VERMONT QSO PARTY

February 7-8, 2015


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2015 VERMONT QSO PARTY DETAILS

The 57th Vermont QSO Party will take place during the first full weekend of February 2015. It will begin at 0000 UTC Saturday and will end at 2400 UTC Sunday.

In local time, this corresponds to a start time of 7:00 PM FRIDAY night February 6th and an end time of 7PM SUNDAY night February 8thd.

The VERMONT QSO PARTY provides the opportunity for Amateur Radio Operators to contact and exchange QSO information with Vermont Amateur Radio operators. All licensed amateur radio operators are invited to participate.

The discussion below is a summary of the QSO Party. Please download The Official 2015 Vermont QSO Party Rules for specific rules.

CATEGORIES

There are two categories in the VERMONT QSO PARTY: Single Op or Multi Op. Club stations would typically be in the Multi Op category unless there is only one operator.

EXCHANGE

Vermont stations send signal report and county. U.S. and Canada stations send signal report and state or province. DX stations send signal report.

SCORING

Points
Stations can be worked on multiple bands and multiple modes.

Multipliers
Multipliers only count once per mode. Multipliers can consist of:

Vermont stations can use all of the above for multipliers.
Stations outside Vermont can only count Vermont Counties and Vermont Club Stations.

Power Multiplier
High Power over 150w x 1.0
Low Power over 5w, under 150w x 1.5
QRP under 5w x 2.0

Final Score is QSO Points times multipliers times power multiplier.

SUGGESTED FREQUENCIES AND TIMES

Phone: 80-15 meters: the first 25 kHz of the General portion of each band, 1850-1875 KHz, 28.400-28.425 MHz.

CW: 25-50 kHz from the bottom edge of each band.

VHF: 50.13 MHz SSB, 144.2 MHz SSB, 146.55 MHz FM.

Vermont activity hours have been scheduled to allow Vermont stations to find each other:

REPORTING

  1. E-Mail. Submit your contest log via e-mail to ranv@sover.net no later than March 8, 2015. Contest log must be in Cabrillo Format! Most contest software will produce this for you. We recommend the N1MM software, as this is strongly supported.
  2. Contest Software. You are resposible for submitting an accurate log in proper Cabrillo format. The log must be in chronological order, from earliest QSO to latest QSO. The log MUST show your category (SINGLE, MULTI) and power (HIGH, LOW, QRP). Any software which automatically looks up call sign addresses is NOT to be used and any logs submitted in this format are not acceptable (Ham Radio Deluxe is one of several programs which have this feature). Participants are expected to copy all pertinent contest exchange information! If you have questions or issues with contest software, contact the Contest Manager at the above address, BEFORE the QSO Party.
  3. Postal Mail. We strongly, strongly encourage all participants to sumbit logs electronically!! However, paper contest will be accepted via postal mail to: Vermont QSO Party, PO Box 9392, South Burlington, VT 05403-9392. PAPER LOGS MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 21 TO BE CONSIDERED. When submitting paper logs, please include summary sheet and dupe sheets

AWARDS

OTHER CONTESTS

Several other contests run concurrently with the Vermont QSO Party to maximize your QSO's and fun, please be ready to give the exchanges necessary in these other contests too!
CONTEST DAY/TIMES/HRS(UTC) THEIR REPORT YOUR REPORT RULES
Minnesota QSO Party (MnQP) Sat 1400 -
Sat 2400 (10)
Name and MN County Name and Your State http://www.w0aa.org/index.php/rules
BC QSO Party Sat 1600 -
Sun 0400 (12)
RST and BC Electorial District RST and Your State http://www.orcadxcc.org/bcqp_rules.html
NA CW Sprint Sun 0000 -
Sun 0400 (4)
Your Call, Their Call, S/N, Name, State (CW ONLY) Their Call, Your Call, S/N, Name, State (CW ONLY)http://ncj.arrl.org/Sprint-Rules.pdf
10-10 QSO Party Sat 0000 -
Sun 2400 (48)
Name, 10-10# (or 0), State (10M ONLY) Name, 10-10# (or 0), State (10M ONLY) http://www.ten-ten.org/Forms/QSO%20Party%20Rules.pdf
Black Sea Contest (BSCC) Sat 1200 -
Sun 1200 (12)
RST and ITU Zone or Club Name RST and ITU Zonehttp://www.bscc.in/index/rules_black_sea_cup_international_eng/0-21

OTHER INFORMATION

Check back at this site for information regarding planned operations, schedules and last minute changes. Contact the QSO Party Manager if you have questions about the rules.

Official 2015 Vermont QSO Party Rules


CANADIAN PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES

AB Alberta VE6
BC British Columbia VE7
MB Manitoba VE4
NB New Brunswick VE1,9
NL Newfoundland-Labrador VO1,2
NS Nova Scotia VE1
NT Northwest Territories VE8
NU Nunavut VY
ON Ontario VE3
PE Prince Edward Island VY2
QC Quebec VE2
SK Saskatchewan VE5
YT Yukon VY1


VERMONT COUNTIES

ADD ADDISON
BEN BENNINGTON
CAL CALEDONIA
CHI CHITTENDEN
ESS ESSEX
FRA FRANKLIN
GRA GRAND ISLE
LAM LAMOILLE
ORA ORANGE
ORL ORLEANS
RUT RUTLAND
WAS WASHINGTON
WNH WINDHAM
WNS WINDSOR



VERMONT CLUBS

 


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KB1BPX STRAFFORD ARC
KB1BRN BORDER AR FED
WX1BTV NATL WEATHER SERVICE BTV
 W1CTE CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY RC
 K1EQX NORTHEAST FM RPTR ASSN
 N1FS  ADDISON CO ARA
 K1GAP LINCOLN GAP RC
 W1GMR GREEN MTN ARC
 W1GMW GREEN MTN WIRELESS SOCIETY
WB1GQR VT CONTEST RADIO
 K1IBM IBM ARC
WS1J   FAST
 K1JAY ST. ALBANS ARC
 W1KOO BURLINGTON ARC
WB1MG  BLACK MTN RADIO GROUP
NV1N   SB ELECTRONIC ARC
KB1NAZ PARTRIDGE HILL RC
 K1NEI NEW ENGLAND INTERCONNECT
 W1NVT RADIO AMATEURS OF NORTHERN VT [W1SJ]
 W1OFW OLD FARFELS WIRELESS
 W1PAZ WAGE PEACE RADIO GROUP
KB1PIH WEST RIVER RC
KB1PSJ RICHMOND RESCUE ARC
 W1PU  ROADKILL ARC
WG1Q   GREEN MTN WIRELESS SOCIETY
 N1QS  NORTHERN VT QRP SOC
 W1RCV VERMONT DX CLUB
 W1RMC MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE ARC
 W1RRC WEST RIVER RC
 N1STA ST. ALBANS ARC
 W1STM SPRINGFIELD TELESCOPE RC
 K1SV  SOUTHERN VT ARC
KB1UJG CENTRAL VT ARC
 W1UWS CT VALLEY FM ASSOC
 W1VDH VT EMERG MGMT RACES
 N1VEM VT EMERG MGMT RACES
 K1VIT VT INTERCONNECT TEAM
AA1VT  LSCAARC
 N1VT  MOUNT TOP ASSOC OF VT
WR1VT  WEST RIVER RC
WW1VT  RUTLAND AREA RADIO EXP
 W1VTC VT TECHNICAL COLLEGE ARC
 W1WNN AUX RADIO MOBILE SYSTEMS
 W1WWV WIRELESS WOMEN OF VT
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