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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

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,

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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

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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
  • 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
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 Operator Fixed Station Multi Operator / Single Trans Mobile

Multi Operator / Multi Trans Expedition    

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

High/Low Single Band Mode CategoriesPhone (SSB/FM)

CW Club 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
    • CW 2 pts
    • Digital 2 pts
    • Virginia Mobile 3 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

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

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 & Barbuda Argentina Armenia Australia

Austria Azores Belgium BosniaHerzegovina

Brazil Bulgaria China Columbia

Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Dem. Rep. Congo

England France Georgian Republic Germany

Guyana Honduras Hungary Ireland

Japan Lebanon Lithuania Netherlands

Netherlands Poland Russia Slovak Republic

Spain Suriname Svalbard Island Switzerland

Tunisia Turks & Caicos Ukraine Wales

Yugoslavia Others 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 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 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 Club 147,420 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 Erie 11,934

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

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Virginia QSO Party

Certificates

slide44
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

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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.
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)

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
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2007 Virginia QSO Party

See you on the air!

73,

Sterling Park Amateur Radio Club

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