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Virginia QSO Party. Get Ready for. 2007. Sterling Park Amateur Radio Club (SPARC). http://www.qsl.net/sterling/VA_QSO_Party/QSOParty.htm. Gordon Miller, NQ4K [email protected] Sterling Park Amateur Radio Club (SPARC). A friendly club Meet once a month Sponsor the Annual Virginia QSO Party.

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Sterling park amateur radio club sparc

Virginia QSO Party

Get Ready for

2007

Sterling Park Amateur Radio Club (SPARC)

http://www.qsl.net/sterling/VA_QSO_Party/QSOParty.htm

Gordon Miller, NQ4K

[email protected]


Sterling park amateur radio club sparc1

Sterling ParkAmateur Radio Club (SPARC)

  • A friendly club

    • Meet once a month

    • Sponsor the Annual Virginia QSO Party.

    • Manage the the U.S. 4th call area, two-letter prefix, incoming QSL Bureau.

    • Participate in ARRL Field Day

    • Operate a radio station at Sterlingfest, the annual hometown street festival

    • Enjoy working a few amateur radio contests as a club entry

  • Web site: www.qsl.net/sterling

Appreciation


Topics

Topics

  • Appreciation

  • Planning and Execution Process

  • 2007 Rules

  • Meta-Analysis of the 2006 QSO Party

  • Description of Certificates

    • Including related certificates

  • All Time High Scores

  • Gordon’s Tips for Winning in the Virginia QSO Party


Appreciation

Appreciation

  • Hams Everywhere

    • For enthusiastically participating

  • Members of SPARC

    • Committee Members

      • Dick, W2YE, for rules and club station

      • Jim, AF4MO, for working County and Independent City coverage

      • Henry, K2BFY, for a scoring program

      • Ray, KD4RSL, for photographs and handling money

      • Jim, KF4PQL, for assisting with ceremony

    • All members for

      • Calling Virginia hams to foster interest

      • K4NVA operation

      • Advice, and

      • Log scoring

  • Plaque Sponsors

  • Others

    • Manassas Hamfest: Offering time and space

    • Dennis, W4PWF: Emailing all hams in VA

Topics


2005 awards ceremony audience

2005 Awards Ceremony Audience


2006 vqp awards ceremony

2006 VQP Awards Ceremony

Jim, KF4PQL

Henry,

K2BFY

Dick, W2YE

Gordon, NQ4K

Dick, W2YE

Ray, KD4RSL

Henry,

K2BFY


2006 scoring party

2006 Scoring Party

Paper log scoring party at Gordon’s QTH (NQ4K).

Dick, W2YE; Jim, AF4MO; Henry, K2BFY

Appreciation


2006 vqp club station k4nva

2006 VQP Club Station – K4NVA

Shack of Dick, W2YE

Certificates

Heil Head-sets

Linear Amp

Antenna cables

QSO Card

sorting bins

Linear Amp

Gordon,

NQ4K

Don, K7CS

Photog: Dick, W2YE


2006 vqp plaque sponsors

2006 VQPPlaque Sponsors

Appreciation

Est in 2005

Est in 2006,


Sterling park amateur radio club sparc

Virginia QSO Party

How We Do It

The Annual Cycle


Virginia qso party schedule

Virginia QSO Party Schedule

Rules Review

Basic Activities

Plaque Sponsor Solicitation

Verify counties and independent cities

Logging Software

K4NVA Station Operation Planning

Club Presentations

Submit notice to ARRL for QST / Calendar

Coverage Solicitation

Participation Activities

Flyers to VA clubs

Email to VA arrl.net ham addresses

Telephone calls to VA hams

Presentations to clubs

Virginia QSO Party

Log Submissions

Log Scoring / Post Metadata

Recognition Activities

Identify Plaque Recipients

Print and Distribute Plaques and Certificates

Awards Ceremony at Manassas Hamfest


Sterling park amateur radio club sparc

Virginia QSO Party

Trying To Do Better


Publicity

Publicity

  • Emails appeared to raise participation

    • Need more emails

  • Participants from last year

    • Encourage them to solicit one additional participant

  • Clubs – Only 23 of 49 clubs in VA were represented

  • ARRL emailing

  • County and Independent City Coverage

    • Jim, AF4MO, at [email protected]

    • Calls to Virginia Hams

  • Presentations to Interested Groups


  • Logging

    Logging

    • Different formats – made electronic analysis hard

    • Publish cabrillo format

    • Coordinate with software developers

      • Encourage additional logging programs to support VQP

    • Encourage electronic submission

    START­OF­LOG:

    QTH: LDN

    CALLSIGN: K4NVA

    CATEGORY: MULTI-MULTI LOW FIXED

    CLAIMED­SCORE: 12345

    CLUB: Sterling Park ARC

    CONTEST: Virginia QSO Party

    CREATED­BY: Gordon's Fat Fingers

    NAME: Gordon R Miller

    ADDRESS: 12314 STREAMVALE CIRCLE

    ADDRESS: HERNDON, VA 20170

    OPERATORS: NQ4K W2YE KD4RSL

    SOAPBOX: THE GREATEST CONTEST EVER.

    QSO: 14255 PH 2001­10­06 0711 K4NVA         001 LDN           W1AW          002 CT

    QSO: 14000 PH 2001-10-06 0712 K4NVA         002 LDN           KD4RSL        019 FFX

    QSO: 14000 PH 2001-10-06 0713 K4NVA         003 LDN           KD4RSP       1235 FFX

    QSO: 14000 PH 2001-10-06 0714 K4NVA         004 LDN           DL7TG         001 GERMANY

    END­OF­LOG:


    Logging programs

    Logging Programs

    • VA QSO Party Logger (Andy Arnold, WV8AA)

    • WriteLog (N9OH)

    • N1MM Logger

    • Amateur Contact Log (Scott & Kimberly, N3FJP & KA3SEQ)


    Sparc vqp scoring program

    SPARC VQP Scoring Program

    • Stand-along scoring program

    • Developed by Henry, K2BFY

    • Available from web site

    • Works under Windows as executable

      • Put .cbr file in same directory

      • Run vqp.exe

    • Just released – looking for comments


    Sterling park amateur radio club sparc

    Virginia QSO Party

    2007 Rules


    2007 rules objective and dates

    2007 RulesObjective and Dates

    To promote amateur radio activity in the 95 Virginia Counties and 39 Virginia Independent Cities.

    Saturday, 17 Mar, 1800 UTC

    Monday, 19 March, 0200 UTC

    Saturday,18 Mar, 1300 Local

    Sunday, 19 Mar, 2100 Local


    2007 rules entry categories

    2007 RulesEntry Categories

    Operator Categories Station Categories

    Single OperatorFixed StationMulti Operator / Single TransMobile

    Multi Operator / Multi TransExpedition    

    Power CategoriesBand Categories QRP (5 watts or less)Multi-Band

    High/LowSingle Band Mode CategoriesPhone (SSB/FM)

    CWClub Entry

    Digital (RTTY/PSK)

    Mixed *

    * All considered for Mixed


    2007 rules valid contacts

    2007 RulesValid Contacts

    • Virginia stations work all stations.

    • Out-of-State stations work Virginia stations only.

    • Work fixed stations once per band/mode.

    • Work Virginia Mobiles and Expeditions in each Virginia County or Independent City from which they operate.

    • Stations on County or Independent City lines count as one QSO and only one County/Independent City multiplier.

    • No cross-mode or repeater QSO's.

    • Spotting nets, DX clusters, etc., may be used to locate other stations - no self-spotting permitted.


    2007 rules exchange

    2007 RulesExchange

    • QSO number and QTH

      • Virginia County or Independent City for VA stations;

      • State, Province or DX Country for others

    • Virginia Mobile and Expedition Stations log QSO's by Virginia Independent City or County of operation.

    • Identify all QSO's with band, mode, sequential QSO number sent/received and date/time of contact in UTC.

    • Please follow standard contest practices by making and responding to "CQ Virginia QSO Party" calls.

    • Multiple Transmitter stations may maintain sequential QSO numbers independently for each transmitter.


    2007 rules scoring

    2007 RulesScoring

    • QSO Points

      • Phone: 1 pt

      • CW2 pts

      • Digital 2 pts

      • Virginia Mobile3 pts

    • Multipliers

      • Multipliers are only counted onceVirginia Station multipliers are

        • VA counties and independent cities

        • US States

        • Canadian Provinces

        • DX Countries

        • No DX multiplier for US (including AL, HI), VA and Canada

      • Mobile / Expedition stations that contact 10 or more different stations while operating from a county or independent city may claim it as a multiplier, if not otherwise worked.

      • Outside of Virginia station

        • Virginia Counties and Independent Cities


    2007 rules scoring1

    2007 RulesScoring

    • Bonus Points

      • Virginia Mobile and Expedition stations: 100 points for each Virginia County/Independent City from which they log a valid QSO.

      • Contact with K4NVA: 500 bonus points (one time only)

    • Final score

    • QSO Points X Multipliers + Bonus Points


    2007 rules entries

    2007 RulesEntries

    • Fixed, Expedition, and Mobile operations will be considered separately.

      • Please submit separate logs.

    • Multiple operator stations should indicate all operators by name / call sign.

    • Electronic (preferred) or paper logs, summary and dupe sheets (200 or more QSO’s) are required for all entries.

      • The summary and 'dupe sheet' requirements are waived if recognized contesting software is used.

    • For Club Competition purposes, be sure to indicate club name on summary sheet and log.

    • Submit entries by April 15, 2007 by mail to the VA QSO Party, Call Box 599, Sterling, VA 20167 or by email to [email protected]

    • A $1.00 donation to help defray the costs of printing and mailing is encouraged.


    2007 rules awards

    2007 RulesAwards

    • All participants submitting a log will receive a certificate.

    • Plaques are identified on the contest web site.

    Adding 3 new plaques for a total of 22 plaques:

    High Virginia QRP CW

    High Outside Virginia QRP CW

    High Rookie


    2007 plaques and sponsors

    2007 Plaques and Sponsors


    Log metadata analysis and qso analysis

    2006 Virginia QSO Party

    Log Metadata AnalysisandQSO Analysis


    Log metadata

    Log MetaData

    Hams chase propagation

    Significant increase

    Extras are the norm!


    Log metadata1

    Log MetaData

    High is not as high.

    Most hams use phone only.

    * 3 entries ** 1 entry

    N4NW, K4NVA, K4EG, W4CAR, W4WVP

    K4TS

    Most hams use low-high power.

    W4ML, K4M


    2005 log metadata logs from locations not in virginia

    2005 Log MetadataLogs from Locations Not in Virginia

    Increased no. of states with 4 or more logs (3 to 8)

    Location Summary


    Log metadata logs from locations in virginia

    Log MetadataLogs from Locations in Virginia

    Logs from 51 C&C


    Logging programs1

    Logging Programs


    2005 qso analysis

    2005 QSO Analysis

    • Based upon electronic logs only

    • 11,150 QSOs = 22,300 contacts

    • 7,335 Non-Virginia contacts

      • ~ 1/3 of contacts

      • Other states, Canadian Providences, DX

        Antigua & BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaAustralia

        AustriaAzores BelgiumBosniaHerzegovina

        BrazilBulgariaChinaColumbia

        CroatiaCyprusCzech RepublicDem. Rep. Congo

        EnglandFranceGeorgian RepublicGermany

        GuyanaHondurasHungaryIreland

        JapanLebanonLithuaniaNetherlands

        NetherlandsPolandRussiaSlovak Republic

        SpainSurinameSvalbard Island Switzerland

        TunisiaTurks & CaicosUkraineWales

        YugoslaviaOthers I was too lazy to type in

    Remember this number


    2006 qso analysis

    2006 QSO Analysis

    • Based upon electronic logs only

    • 25,524 QSOs = 51,048 contacts

    • 16,308 Non-Virginia contacts ~ 1/3 of contacts

      • 50 of 50 states and District of Columbia

      • 10 of 13 provinces (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, New Foundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan) (missing Northwest Territories, Prince Edward Island, and Yukon)

      • DX 68(Algeria, Antigua_and_Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia_Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa_Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech_Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican_Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Great_Britain, Greece, Grenada, Hawaii, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New_Zealand, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto_Rico, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Slovak_Republic, Slovenia, South_Africa, Spain, St_Lucia, St_Vincent, Sweden, Switzerland, The_Gambia, Tonga, Trinidad_and_Tobago, Ukraine, United_Nations, Uruguay, Venezuela, Virgin_Islands, Yugoslavia) and maybe a few more.

    More than doubled

    same ratio


    Qso analysis counties and independent cities

    QSO AnalysisCounties and Independent Cities

    2005

    15,000 Virginia contacts

    18 of 134 C&C not activated.

    2006

    34,740 Virginia contacts

    7 of 134 C&C not activated.


    2005 qso analysis1

    2005 QSO Analysis


    2006 qso analysis1

    2006 QSO Analysis


    2005 club scores and entries high combined score

    2005 Club Scores and EntriesHigh Combined Score

    30 Clubs had entries

    19 from VA

    49 Clubs in VA !!!


    2006 club scores and entries high combined score

    2006 Club Scores and EntriesHigh Combined Score

    40 Club Entries, 23 from VA


    2006 club scores va qsos only

    2006 Club ScoresVA QSOs Only

    Ole Virginia Hams ARC        11,440

    Frankford Radio Group        10,659 Colonial Capitol Contest Club    10,653 Tennessee Contest Group        9,216 K4EG Alamance ARC        6,004 Northern Illinois DX Association    5,915 Florida Contest Group        2,756 Woodbridge Wireless Inc.    2,170 Chesapeake Amateur Radio Service    2,015 Virginia Beach ARC, USS Wisconsin 1,386 Ashe County ARC            800 Lawton Fort Sill ARC        560 Central German Contest Group    532 Arlington Amateur Radio Club    150 Portsmouth ARC            110 Northern Shenandoah DX Assn    90 QWCA Chapter 119        40 Grand Mesa Contesters of Colorado    1

    None Stated            515,896 Fauquier ARA            508,474Potomac Valley Radio Club147,420 Loudoun Amateur Radio Group    102,638 Central Virginia Contest Club  79,020 Rappahannock Valley ARC    71,759 South East Contest Club        60,975 W4HFH Alexandria Radio Club    36,190 Virginia DX Century Club    34,020 Contest Club Ontario        33,375 Society of Midwest Contesters    32,604 Yankee Clipper Contest Club    27,000 Western Tidewater Radio Association    23,220 Franklin County ARC        20,384 Sterling Park ARC         20,242 Vienna Wireless Society 20,064 Mad River Radio Club        14,148 Virginia Beach ARC        12,155 Radio Association of Erie11,934


    2006 plaque winners all time high scores

    2006 Plaque WinnersAll Time High Scores

    High Score

    Working Hard to Stay High Score

    Take it all over


    Sterling park amateur radio club sparc

    Virginia QSO Party

    Certificates


    Sterling park amateur radio club sparc

    2005 Virginia QSO Party

    The Sterling Park Amateur Radio Club

    congratulates

    for promoting amateur radio activity

    in Virginia’s 95 Counties and 39 Independent Cities with your enthusiastic participation

    in this annual event.

    State Bird

    Cardinal

    Floral Emblem

    Dogwood

    Independent Cities

    Counties

    Accomack

    Albemarle

    Alleghany

    Amelia

    Amherst

    Appomattox

    Arlington

    Augusta

    Bath

    Bedford

    Bland

    Botetourt

    Brunswick

    Buchanan

    Buckingham

    Campbell

    Caroline

    Alexandria

    Fairfax

    Manassas

    Richmond

    Bedford

    Falls Church

    Manassas Park

    Roanoke

    Bristol

    Franklin

    Martinsville

    Salem

    Buena Vista

    Fredericksburg

    Newport News

    Staunton

    Charlottesville

    Galax

    Norfolk

    Suffolk

    Chesapeake

    Hampton

    Norton

    Virginia Beach

    Colonial Heights

    Harrisonburg

    Petersburg

    Waynesboro

    Covington

    Hopewell

    Carroll

    Charles City

    Charlotte

    Chesterfield

    Clarke

    Craig

    Culpeper

    Cumberland

    Dickenson

    Dinwiddie

    Essex

    Fairfax

    Fauquier

    Floyd

    Fluvanna

    Franklin

    Frederick

    Giles

    Glouchester

    Goochland

    Grayson

    Greene

    Greensville Halifax

    Hanover

    Henrico

    Henry

    Highland

    Isle of Wight

    James City

    King & Queen

    King George

    King William

    Lancaster

    Lee

    Loudoun

    Louisa

    Lunenburg

    Madison

    Mathews

    Mecklenburg

    Middlesex

    Montgomery

    Nelson

    New Kent

    Northampton

    Northumberland

    Nottoway

    Orange

    Page

    Patrick

    Pittsylvania

    Powhatan

    Prince Edward

    Prince George

    Prince William

    Pulaski

    Rappahannock

    Richmond

    Roanoke

    Rockbridge

    Rockingham

    Russell

    Scott

    Shenandoah

    Smyth

    Southampton

    Spotsylvania

    Stafford

    Surry

    Sussex

    Tazewell

    Warren

    Washington

    Westmoreland

    Wise

    Wythe

    York

    Poquoson

    Williamsburg

    Danville

    Lexington

    Portsmouth

    Winchester

    Emporia

    Lynchburg

    Radford


    Sterling park amateur radio club sparc

    2007 Virginia QSO Party

    The Sterling Park Amateur Radio Club

    congratulates

    for promoting amateur radio activity

    in Virginia’s 95 Counties and 39 Independent Cities with your enthusiastic participation

    in this annual event.

    State Fish

    Brook Trout

    (adopted in 1993)

    State Insect

    Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

    (adopted in 1991)

    Counties

    Independent Cities

    Accomack

    Albemarle

    Alleghany

    Amelia

    Amherst

    Appomattox

    Arlington

    Augusta

    Bath

    Bedford

    Bland

    Botetourt

    Brunswick

    Buchanan

    Buckingham

    Campbell

    Caroline

    Alexandria

    Bedford

    Bristol

    Buena Vista

    Charlottesville

    Chesapeake

    Colonial Heights

    Covington

    Danville

    Emporia

    Fairfax

    Falls Church

    Franklin

    Fredericksburg

    Galax

    Hampton

    Harrisonburg

    Hopewell

    Lexington

    Lynchburg

    Manassas

    Manassas Park

    Martinsville

    Newport News

    Norfolk

    Norton

    Petersburg

    Poquoson

    Portsmouth

    Radford

    Carroll

    Charles City

    Charlotte

    Chesterfield

    Clarke

    Craig

    Culpeper

    Cumberland

    Dickenson

    Dinwiddie

    Essex

    Fairfax

    Fauquier

    Floyd

    Fluvanna

    Franklin

    Frederick

    Giles

    Gloucester

    Goochland

    Grayson

    Greene

    Greensville Halifax

    Hanover

    Henrico

    Henry

    Highland

    Isle of Wight

    James City

    King & Queen

    King George

    King William

    Lancaster

    Lee

    Loudoun

    Louisa

    Lunenburg

    Madison

    Mathews

    Mecklenburg

    Middlesex

    Montgomery

    Nelson

    New Kent

    Northampton

    Northumberland

    Nottoway

    Orange

    Page

    Patrick

    Pittsylvania

    Powhatan

    Prince Edward

    Prince George

    Prince William

    Pulaski

    Rappahannock

    Richmond

    Roanoke

    Rockbridge

    Rockingham

    Russell

    Scott

    Shenandoah

    Smyth

    Southampton

    Spotsylvania

    Stafford

    Surry

    Sussex

    Tazewell

    Warren

    Washington

    Westmoreland

    Wise

    Wythe

    York

    Richmond

    Roanoke

    Salem

    Staunton

    Suffolk

    Virginia Beach

    Waynesboro

    Williamsburg

    Winchester


    Virginia quadricentennial commemorative amateur radio certificate

    Virginia Quadricentennial Commemorative Amateur Radio Certificate

    • Sponsored by QCWA Vic Clark Chapter 91, Washington, DC Area

    • 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown.

      • In 1607, the first permanent English settlement in the New World was founded on the banks of a river, on a spit of land 40 miles upstream from where the river empties into the Atlantic Ocean.

      • Its founders, some 100 in number, sailed over on three vessels: the Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery.

      • They landed first at Cape Henry, near Virginia Beach.

      • Seeking a more secure location, they ventured upstream into what is now known as the James River, and they named their new settlement Jamestown.

      • Both were named in honor of their king, James I.

    • The Commonwealth of Virginia will be celebrating the 400th anniversary of the founding during the year of 2007.

    • The Vic Clark Chapter 91 of QCWA is joining in that celebration by offering an award to all licensed radio amateurs for confirmed contacts made on the amateur radio bands during 2007.


    Virginia quadricentennial commemorative amateur radio certificate1

    Virginia Quadricentennial Commemorative Amateur Radio Certificate

    1. The award will be issued for confirmed two-way contacts with 25 different stations in the State of Virginia during the quadricentennial year of 2007.

    2. Contacts must be made between 0000 UTC 1 January 2007 and 2400 UTC 31 December 2007.

    3. Certificates will be serially numbered in the order issued and signed by the Chapter President and Treasurer.

    4. Contacts may be made on any frequency authorized for amateur use. Contacts through a repeater will not be creditable.

    5. Any mode legal on the frequency used will be acceptable.

    6. Applicants must submit a list of contacts claimed including: call, date and time (UTC), band/frequency, mode, QTH, and name of operator. Each application must include a signed statement certifying the list to be accurate.

    7. There will be a fee of $2.00 for applicants in North America. (Check, cash, or money order only. No credit cards or stamps accepted.) Certificates will be gratis to stations outside North America but donations will be accepted.

    8. Applications for the award will be accepted until 1 July 2008 at:Vic Clark Chapter 91, QCWAP. O. Box 4112Merrifield, VA 22116-4112


    Worked all virginia award

    Worked All Virginia Award

    • Sponsor: Rappahannock Valley Amateur Radio Club, Fredericksburg, Virginia

    • Object: To promote amateur radio activity within the state of Virginia, and to encourage radio contacts with Virginia amateurs.

    • Available to Radio Amateurs worldwide who have made 2-way amateur radio contact with at least 50 Virginia counties or Independent Cities. Contacts can be made from any QTH.

      • The Basic Award is attained by contacting 50 counties or Independent Cities.

      • The Golden Endorsement requires contact with all 95 counties or an Independent City bordering the county claimed. If using the Independent City to claim credit for working a county, you may use that Independent City credit for only ONE county (for example, if you work a station in Richmond, you can't claim credit for working Henrico County AND Chesterfield County.

      • The Virginia Presidents Endorsement requires communication with a station in each of the 95 counties (not a bordering Independent City) AND each of the Independent Cities.


    2005 high multiple operator multiple transmitter station

    2005 High Multiple OperatorMultiple Transmitter Station


    2006 vqp high virginia mobile

    2006 VQPHigh Virginia Mobile

    • Sponsor: Kevin Stuart, W4KLS, in memory of Howard Stuart, W2VWK (SK)

      • POC: Kevin Stuart, W4KLS

    • Score: 178,789

      • Ranking: 4 of 279

      • C&C: 52

      • Entries: 55

    • Kyle Chavis (W4W/M - WA4PGM)

    High QRP

    High CW

    High Mobile


    2005 high single operator novice tech all mode

    2005 High Single Operator Novice / TechAll Mode

    • Sponsor: Cumberland Mafia Radio Club in memory of Alvin G. Mawhinney, WA3SYE

      • POC: Brian, WB3FUM

    • Score: 13,225

      • Ranking: 43 of 170

      • C&C: 22 of 134

      • Entries: 11 Technician 0 Novice

    • Aubrianna Keith, KG4LTB

      • Lost track of the number of plaques received

        • This is 5th.

      • When are you going to upgrade to General Class?

        • When there is not a CW requirement.

    Aubri, KG4LTB


    2006 vqp high single operator vhf only

    2006 VQPHigh Single Operator VHF Only

    • Sponsor: Sterling Park ARC

      • POC:

    • Score: 23,926

      • Ranking: 44 of 279

      • C&C: 35

      • Entries: 48

    • Edward Kuebert, K5EK

    Jim, KF4PQL, (on right) presents the “High Single Operator VHF Only” plaque sponsored by the Sterling Park ARC to Edward Kuebert, K5EK.


    2006 vqp high virginia club virginia qsos only

    2006 VQPHigh Virginia Club - Virginia QSOs Only

    • Sponsor: John Huggins, N4LRS, in memory of Linda Gay Huggins

      • POC: John Huggins, N4LRS

    • Score: 508,474

      • Ranking: 1 of 37

      • C&C:

      • Entries: 37

    • Fauquier Amateur Radio Association (FARA)

      Thanks much for all the hard work your team put into the QSO party. We out here in Fauquier County had a great time. We owe credit to you for the great presentation you provided the club prior to the event. It sparked the interest that got us out there contesting and bringing home four plaques to Fauquier Amateur Radio Association.

      I think all of us will be there on June 4th.

      Thanks Much, Dave Buckwalter K3SK

    John, N4LRS, presents the High Virginia Club - Virginia QSOs Only plaque to the  Fauquier Amateur Radio Association (Mark KD6AKC (on left),  John, N4LRS,(blue shirt), Dave, K3SK, and Jim, KC4YJV (on right)


    2006 vqp high virginia single operator phone only

    2006 VQPHigh Virginia Single Operator Phone Only

    • Sponsor: Shenandoah Valley ARC

      • POC: John, N4MM

    • Score: 119,694

      • Ranking: 9 of 279

      • C&C: 63

      • Entries: 110

    • David Buckwalter, K3SK

    John, N4MM (right) presents the High Virginia Single Operator Phone Only plaque sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley ARC to David Buckwalter, K3SK


    2006 vqp high virginia counties independent cities contacted single operator

    2006 VQPHigh Virginia Counties/Independent Cities Contacted - Single Operator

    • Sponsor: Franklin County ARC

      • POC:

    • Score: 23,523

      • Ranking: 45 of 279

      • C&C: 74

      • Entries: 274

    • Bill Burgess, VE3CRU

      I had entertained thoughts of attending your awards banquet. That is, until I looked at your map and now realize you are in the middle of No-Man's Land, at least it is for me. I thought it was in VT, which could be doable as I could tour around then meet the gang on Mt. Greylock, MA for the following weekend's VHF contest. But no way can I go so far south at today's gas prices. So do have a great function, and I will look forward with much excitement to receiving my first ham radio contesting plaque in the mail.

      73, Bill VE3CRU

    Winner of

    High C&C

    is from Canada


    2006 vqp high single band

    2006 VQPHigh Single Band

    • Sponsor: Vienna Wireless Society

      • POC:

    • Score: 26,918

      • Ranking: 39 of 279

      • C&C: 74

      • Entries: 55

    • Norm Pratt, VE3NBJ

      Well I am very pleased to have received your email this evening and look forward to the single band plaque. Would you be so kind as to pass along my thanks to the Vienna Wireless Society for sponsoring the plaque. Really enjoyed the Virginia QSO Party this year and due to band conditions I ended up staying on single band and sure happy now that I did... hi hi

      Thanks Again...too bad I cannot make the hamfest to pick it up!!

      73 Norm

    Jim, KF4PQL, presents the High Single Band plaque sponsored by the Vienna Wireless Society to Norm Platt, VE3NBJ (not present)


    2006 vqp high virginia club combined score

    2006 VQPHigh Virginia Club Combined Score

    • Sponsor: Vienna Wireless Society

      • POC:

    • Score: 912,461

      • Ranking: 1 of 41

      • C&C: n/a

      • Entries: 41

    • Central Virginia Contest Club (CVCC)

    The High Virginia Club Combined Score plaque sponsored by the Vienna Wireless Society is presented to the Central Virginia Contest Club (members: Bob, W4MYA, Jerry, K4KJL, Sheila, K4WNW, Bruce, WD4LBR, and Ralph, W4FEG)


    All time high scores

    All Time High Scores


    State qso parties

    State QSO Parties

    1

    4

    2

    5

    3

    6


    Where can i be competitive

    Where Can I be Competitive

    • I have:

      • Low power, wire antenna pointed wrong way

    • Digital Plaques

      • Very low scores so far

    • Expedition Plaque

      • Only a few logs submitted

    • High in County / Independent City Certificates

      • 7 C&C had no QSOs

    • Club Competitions

      • New plaque – Virginia QSOs Only – places emphasis on short range and club membership


    Sterling park amateur radio club sparc

    2007 Virginia QSO Party

    See you on the air!

    73,

    Sterling Park Amateur Radio Club


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