2004 Florida QSO Party, Apri 24 & 25
Ron Wetjen (wd4ahz)
April 8, 2004
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Spring is in the air ... and so is the 2004
Florida QSO Party! Be sure to help us
remember "Mr. FQP", Jim, K4OJ, and join us on
April 24th and 25th, 2004. All 67 counties
will be active, so there should be plenty of
Date/Time: Last full weekend of April. There
are two operating periods. 1600Z April 24 -
0159Z April 25 and 1200Z - 2159Z April 25.
20 hours total. All stations may operate the
full 20 hours.
Categories: Single Op, Multi-Op (M/M, M/S),
Mobile (Single Op, Single Op + Driver),
School, SWL. Phone, CW, and Mixed 40-10
Meters, High Power, Low Power, and QRP.
Exchange: Florida stations send signal
report and county. W/VE stations (including
KH6/KL7) send signal report and state or
province. DX stations (including KH2/KP4,
etc.) send signal report and DXCC prefix.
Points: Phone contact is worth 1 point, per
band. Each CW contact is worth 2 points, per
Multipliers: For Florida stations, 50 states
(including Florida); Canada MAR (VE1, VE9,
VY2), NF (VO1, VO2), QC (VE2), ON (VE3), MB
(VE4), SK (VE5), AB (VE6), BC (VE7), NW
(VE8, VY0), YT (VY1); DXCC Countries (except
the US, Canada, KH6 and KL7); Maritime Mobile
(ITU Regions, R1, R2, R3). A multiplier can
be counted once per mode, regardless of the
number of bands on which it is worked.
All others work Florida counties (a maximum
of 67). Florida mobile stations that change
counties are considered to be a new station
and may be contacted again for point and
multiplier credit. A Florida county multiplier can be counted once per mode,
regardless of the number of bands on which
it is worked.
Final Score: Multiply QSO Points by total
multipliers by the power multiplier (see
below). Florida mobile operations must
submit separate logs for each county
activated; a mobile entrant's score will be
the cumulative total of multipliers and
Power Multiplier: If all QSO's were made
using 5W or less, multiply your score by 3;
if all QSO's were made using less than 150W,
multiply your score by 2; if any or all QSO's
were made using more than 150W, multiply your
score by 1.
Suggested frequencies: CW - plus or minus 35
khz up. Phone - plus or minus 7.260, 14.260,
21.335, and 28.485 MHz. Look for SSB activity
on the hour and CW on the half hour. No 160
or 80 meters, WARC bands, or VHF bands.
Reporting: Entries must be received (or postmarked for mailed in logs) no later than
30 days after the end of the contest (May 25,
2004). All entrants are encouraged to submit
their logs electronically (e-mail, Web Page, 3.5-inch floppy disk, etc.). You may submit your contest logs via e-mail to email@example.com , log-entry web form, ttp://www.b4h.net/cabforms/flqp_cab.php , diskette, or regular mail.
Visit the Florida QSO Party website, http://www.floridaqsoparty.org
or e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org , for more details.
73, Ron WD4AHZ
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