Louisiana QSO Party 2000
Scott Dickson (W5WZ)
August 19, 2000
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LA QSO Party Website: http://www.tchams.org/users/contest/laqp
1. Object: For amateurs to exchange QSO information with as many Louisiana
stations as possible on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, and 2 meter bands.
Louisiana stations work everyone else.
1.1 Suggested CW frequencies
1.1.1 HF - 3.550, 7.050, 14.050, 21.050, 28.050
1.1.2 VHF - listen between 50.125-150 and 144.190-210
1.2 Suggested PHONE frequencies
1.2.1 HF - 3.960, 7.260, 14.260, 21.360, 28.360
1.2.2 VHF - listen between 50.125-150 and 144.190-210
1.3 It is recommended that no contesting occur on
national calling or guard frequencies.
2. Date and Contest Period: Last Saturday of September. Starts at 0000 UTC
Saturday and ends 2400 UTC Saturday. (September 30, 2000)
2.1 All stations may operate the entire 24-hour period.
3. Entry Categories: (Non-Louisiana and Louisiana)
Non-Louisiana stations compete only against non-Louisiana stations.
Louisiana stations compete only against Louisiana stations.
3.1 Single Operator: (9 categories)
3.1.1 QRP. (Up to 5 watts output power)
188.8.131.52 Mixed Mode (Phone and CW).
184.108.40.206 Phone only.
220.127.116.11 CW only.
3.1.2 Low Power. (Up to 150 watts output power)
18.104.22.168 Mixed Mode (Phone and CW).
22.214.171.124 Phone only.
126.96.36.199 CW only.
3.1.3 High Power. (More than 150 watts output power)
188.8.131.52 Mixed Mode (Phone and CW).
184.108.40.206 Phone only.
220.127.116.11 CW only.
3.2 Multi-operator, Single Transmitter, mixed mode only. (3 categories)
For the intent of the LA QSO party, Single Transmitter means only
one signal may be transmitted on the air at a given time.
3.2.1 QRP. (Up to 5 watts output power)
3.2.2 Low Power. (Up to 150 watts output power)
3.2.3 High Power. (More than 150 watts output power)
4. Contest Exchange:
4.1 Non-Louisiana stations send:
Call, consecutive serial number, and ARRL section or 'DX'.
4.2 Louisiana stations send:
Call, consecutive serial number, and parish.
5.1 QSO points:
5.1.1 Count two points for each complete two-way phone QSO.
5.1.2 Count three points for each two-way CW QSO.
5.2 Multipliers: (Count per band)
5.2.1 Non-Louisiana stations: Louisiana parishes (64 possible per band)
5.2.2 Louisiana stations: ARRL sections (80 possible per band)
5.3 Final Score:
5.3.1 Non-Louisiana stations: Multiply QSO points by total multipliers
(the sum of Louisiana parishes per band).
5.3.2 Louisiana stations: Multiply QSO points by total multipliers
(the sum of ARRL sections per band).
6.1 Single operator, mixed-mode and multi-operator stations may work
stations once on CW and once on SSB on each band.
6.2 All entrants may transmit only one signal on the air at any given
6.3 No repeater contacts allowed
6.4 All mobile or rover stations must identify with a unique designator
for each parish or section from which they make a QSO.
Example: call nr qth
W5EA #001 OUAC
W5EA/R #002 LINC
W5EA/S #003 UNIO
6.5 The list of parishes and accepted abbreviations is available
6.6 The list of ARRL/CANADIAN section abbreviations is available
6.7 Louisiana stations log non W/VE QSOs as QTH of 'DX'.
7. Awards: Certificates will be awarded to:
7.1 The highest-scoring single-operator station in each category
7.2 Top multi-operator entries in each category
7.3 LA QSO Party Participation Certificates will be awarded to:
7.3.1 Entries with at least 75 QSOs on HF bands
7.3.2 Entries with at least 10 QSOs on VHF bands
7.4 Additional certificates will be awarded as participation warrants.
7.5 The Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club sponsors the Worked All Parishes
award. See the rules at http://www.tchams.org/users/contest/laqp
8. Log submission:
8.1 All logs that are generated using a computer must submit an ASCII text
file of the log information in ARRL file format. Paper logs in lieu of
the electronic file are not acceptable substitutes. Hand written paper
logs are still acceptable.
8.2 All entries for this contest must be emailed or postmarked by
October 31, 2000.
8.3 E-mail entries only to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions require a
summary sheet with all required information (including exchange sent,
category entered, power, and ARRL section/DX or parish) and log file
in ARRL file format sent as attachments to the email (see General
Rules for specific file format).
8.4 Electronic files or paper logs not in acceptable ARRL format may be
designated as checklogs.
8.5 Paper entries should be mailed to TCHC Contest Committee, PO Box 1871,
West Monroe, LA 71294.
8.6 Paper entries must be submitted on current ARRL entry forms or on a
8.6.1 Forms are available for downloading at the TCHC Contest home page
8.6.2 Forms are available for an SASE sent to the TCHC Contest Committee,
PO Box 1871, West Monroe, LA 71294.
8.7 See "General Rules for All ARRL Contests" and "General Rules for ARRL
Contests on bands below 30 MHz (HF)" in the November 1999 issue of QST.
Where a conflict occurs between the Louisiana QSO Party Rules and the
ARRL rules, the Louisiana QSO Party Rules shall take precedence.
8.8 General queries should be directed to the TCHC Contest Chairman at
email@example.com, or via US mail to the TCHC Contest Committee,
PO Box 1871, West Monroe, LA 71294.
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