The 59th Vermont QSO Party will take place during the first full weekend of February 2017. 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 EST FRIDAY night February 3rd and an end time of
7PM SUNDAY night February 5th.
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. Stations outside Vermont work Vermont stations. Stations within Vermont work everyone.
The discussion below is a summary of the QSO Party. Please download The Official 2017 Vermont QSO Party Rules for specific rules.
Multipliers count ONLY ONCE PER MODE. Multipliers consist of:
Club Station Multipliers
Only approved Vermont Club Stations will count as multipliers. A club operation must inform the QSO Party Chairman no later than one week before the contest. A club operation must commit to operating at least 5 hours duing the event. Stations using their own call sign may not then use a club call sign to give out a multiplier. Valid club multipliers for 2017 (as of January 14): W1NVT W1JXN N1GVT.
|High Power||over 150w||x 1.0|
|Low Power||over 5w, under 150w||x 1.5|
|QRP||under 5w||x 2.0|
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: 50.130 MHz SSB, 144.200 MHz SSB, 146.550 MHz FM.
Vermont activity hours have been schedule to allow Vermont stations to find each other. Please check these frequencies, as it is rough to work each other on 20m days and 40m nights.
|Sat 0000-0015Z||Fri 7PM ET||3850 KHz|
|Sat 1300-1315Z||Sat 1PM ET||7200 KHz|
|Sun 0000-0015Z||Sat 7PM ET||3850 KHz|
|Sun 1300-1315Z||Sun 1PM ET||7200 KHz|
|Sun 2345-0000Z||Sun 6:45PM||3850 KHz|
|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://ncjweb.com/north-american-sprint/|
|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|
|Black Sea Contest (BSCC)|| Sat 1200 - |
Sun 1200 (24)
|RST and ITU Zone or Club Name||RST and ITU Zone||http://bscc.ucoz.ru/index/rules_black_sea_cup_international_eng/0-21|
|PE||Prince Edward Island||VY2|