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Georgia QSO Party This Weekend

Jeff Clarke (KU8E) on April 9, 2007
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The 2007 Georgia QSO Party



Georgia QSO Party -- CW/SSB, sponsored by South East Contest Club and the South Eastern DX Club from 1800Z Apr 14-0359Z Apr 15 and 1400Z-2359Z Apr 15. Frequencies: 80-10 meters. Categories: SOAB, MS, MM, Rover, Novice/Tech; HP, LP (<150 W), QRP; CW/SSB/Mixed. Rovers must activate at least two GA counties, no county line QSOs. Exchange RST and GA county or S/P/C. QSO points: SSB -- 1 point, CW -- 2 points. Score: QSO points × GA counties (GA station use states and provinces) counted only once per band and mode. For more information: Logs are due May 15 to or mail to John Laney, K4BAI, PO Box 421, Columbus, GA 31902-0421.


The Question :

Interested in some dessert to have with that nice salmon you won in the Washington State Salmon Run and that bottle of NCCC Private Reserve California wine that you won in the California QSO Party ?


The Answer:

The 2007 Georgia QSO Party

Georgia as most people know is nicknamed the Peach State. Our subtropical climate allows Georgia to rank first in the nation in the production of peanuts and pecans. It is third in production of peaches. The smart (?) folks who run the Georgia QSO Party want to give you an incentive to operate our QSO Party. In exchange for your hard work we want to reward you. What better way to do this then have a little competition and a special prize for the winner?

The Rules:

The rules are simple. We want to have a contest within the contest to see who can work the most Georgia counties. Georgia has 159 counties, which is only 2nd to the state of Texas. Note the rules for this little competition are different than the rules for the actual Georgia QSO Party, which counts counties by mode. You get credit for each county only once. It doesn't matter if you work it on CW or SSB. The maximum number you can get is 159. As far as we know no one has ever worked all 159 counties during a GQP weekend. The sponsors of the GQP are making efforts to try to get as much activity from as many counties as we can. 


We realize there could be a tie in this competition. Listed below are the tiebreakers.

1) 1st Tiebreaker - The higher score in GQP.

2) 2nd Tiebreaker - The higher total number of Georgia stations worked in the GQP.

3) 3rd Tiebreaker - The higher total number of rover contacts made.

The Prizes:

The top 10 stations outside of Georgia will receive a sample of agriculture products that are grown in Georgia. The overall winner in this competition will get a box of Elberta peaches from Lane Packing Company in Fort Valley, GA. Positions 2 -10 will also receive gifts from Lane Packing. SECC and SEDXC members are not eligible to win these prizes.




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