2015 VERMONT QSO PARTY
February 7-8, 2015
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.
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.
Vermont stations send signal report and county.
U.S. and Canada stations send signal report and state or province.
DX stations send signal report.
Stations can be worked on multiple bands and multiple modes.
- Phone: 1 pt
- CW: 2 pts
- Digital: 2 pts
Multipliers only count once per mode. Multipliers can consist of:
Vermont stations can use all of the above for multipliers.
- 50 U.S. States
- 13 Canadian Provinces and Territories (see list below)
- Any ARRL DXCC country (except U.S. Canada, Alaska, Hawaii)
- 14 Vermont Counties (see list below)
- Licensed Vermont Club Stations (see list below)
Stations outside Vermont can only count Vermont Counties and Vermont Club Stations.
|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:
- Saturday 0100Z 3850 KHz
- Saturday 1300Z 7290 KHz
- Sunday 0100Z 3850 KHz
- Sunday 2300Z 7290 KHz
- E-Mail. Submit your contest log via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- 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.
- 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
- The 3 highest single operator scorers outside Vermont will receive a 3 oz. miniature jug of genuine Vermont Maple Syrup!
- The top scorers in each category from Vermont and each category outside Vermont will receive a certificate.
- Stations outside Vermont making over 10 Vermont contacts will receive a certificate.
- Stations in Vermont making over 100 contacts will receive a certficiate.
- Results will be published on this site within 60 days after the end of the QSO Party
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 Zone||http://www.bscc.in/index/rules_black_sea_cup_international_eng/0-21|
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 ||VYØ |
|ON || Ontario ||VE3 |
|PE || Prince Edward Island ||VY2 |
|QC || Quebec ||VE2 |
|SK || Saskatchewan ||VE5 |
|YT || Yukon ||VY1 |
|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 |
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