The Connecticut QSO Party is sponsored by W1IG.
Object: To contact as many Connecticut stations in the (8) eight counties using SSB, CW and Digital (RTTY or PSK31) as possible on 80-40-20-15-10-6-2 meters. (Connecticut stations work anyone)
Date: September 17th, 2011
Contest Period: 0000Z Saturday until 2359Z Saturday.
*Note - (Friday Night 8:00 PM Eastern till Saturday Night 7:59 PM Eastern)
Categories: There will be (10) Categories.
*Note - Single-operator stations using assistance such as packet or Internet spotting during the contest will compete in the multi-operator category.
Contest Exchange: Outside Connecticut stations send signal report and state/province (DX stations send signal report and your countries DXCC prefix (DL1AAA would be DL or DK1AAA would be DL, etc).
Connecticut stations send signal report and county (3 Letter Designator).
Valid Contact: Outside Connecticut stations Work Connecticut stations only, (3) times per band, once per mode on that band. (So you can work the same station on CW, SSB and Digital on the same band.)
Connecticut stations work anyone and must copy the county for Connecticut stations worked. CW contacts must not be made in the phone band segments.
Mobiles that change counties are considered to be new stations, and can be worked for both multiplier and QSO Point credit. County line QSOs should be logged as two separate QSOs. Crossmode, crossband and repeater QSOs are not permitted.
QSO Points: Count one point per phone QSO, two points per CW and two points for Digital QSOs.
Bonus points for working all 8 Connecticut Counties is 100 points. The 100 points is added to your final score after multiplying QSOs X Multipliers. (Example 100 QSOs X 7 Mults + Bonus = Score)
Multiplier: Outside of Connecticut use counties as multipliers for a total of 8 multipliers.
Connecticut stations use states (50 States) (Count DC as MD), Canadian Provinces (13 Provinces) and DXCC countries as multipliers.
(See ARRL DXCC List--Less USA, Canada, Alaska and Hawaii. Do not count USA or Canada as Countries. Alaska and Hawaii count as States only)
Scoring: Total score is QSO points times the multiplier plus bonus points. Mobiles count QSO points per county and multipliers from all counties (counted once).
Suggested frequencies: CW – 3.540 7.030 14.040 21.040 28.040 50.040 144.040, SSB – 3.850 7.190 14.280 21.380 28.380 50.140 144.220, RTTY - 3.585 7.045 14.085 21.085 28.085 and PSK31 on 3.570 7.035 14.070 21.070 28.120.
Reporting: Logs should indicate times in UTC, bands, modes, calls and required contest exchange. All stations include your call in the log header or summary. Entries must be submitted within 30 days and sent via e-mail using the CTQP Website log submittal page (Cabrillo format preferred).
At this time, only electronic files will be accepted using the submission site above. Thank-you!
Awards: Certificates will be awarded to the top scorers (25 QSO minimum) in each Connecticut county, U.S. state, Canadian province and DXCC country. All Certificates will be sent in PDF Format via e-mail to the top scorers.
More information: CTQP results will be posted on the CTQP web site when they are complete. Questions can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments regarding the CT QSO Party are appreciated!
The Log Submittal Page is up and running for the 2010 logs. Logs are due by October 18th, 2010 0000UTC.
2011 rules are now posted.