March 3, 2018 - The 2018 7QP is only 2 months away! Check the Planned Operations tab (above) and, if you're in the 7th area, let us know your plans.
May 24, 2017 - The results are in! Scores from the 2017 7QP have been posted. See the "2017 Results" tab for all the details. Here are the category winners:
K4BAI Non-7 Single-Op High Mixed
K6SRZ Non-7 Single-Op High CW
W6AFA Non-7 Single-Op High Phone
N8II Non-7 Single-Op Low Mixed
N6MU Non-7 Single-Op Low CW
KK4HEG Non-7 Single-Op Low Digital
K6GHA Non-7 Single-Op Low Phone
K1VUT Non-7 Single-Op QRP Mixed
KE0TT Non-7 Single-Op QRP CW
WB0IWG Non-7 Single-Op QRP Phone
W0BH Non-7 Single-Op Assisted High Mixed
NA6O Non-7 Single-Op Assisted High CW
KI6QDH Non-7 Single-Op Assisted High Phone
N1CC Non-7 Single-Op Assisted Low Mixed
VE3NR Non-7 Single-Op Assisted Low CW
W9QL Non-7 Single-Op Assisted Low Phone
K8ZT Non-7 Single-Op Assisted QRP Mixed
W4QO Non-7 Single-Op Assisted QRP CW
KC5WA Non-7 Single-Op Assisted QRP Digital
N9NBC Non-7 Single-Op Assisted QRP Phone
NX6T Non-7 Multi-Single High
N9FN Non-7 Multi-Single Low
KD9BVD Non-7 Multi-Multi
K6XV Non-7 Mobile Single-op Low Mixed
K7L 7th Area Single-Op High Mixed
K7CA 7th Area Single-Op High CW
KK7YC 7th Area Single-Op High Phone
W7YAQ 7th Area Single-Op Low Mixed
WJ9B 7th Area Single-Op Low CW
N7UVH 7th Area Single-Op Low Digital
KK7AC 7th Area Single-Op Low Phone
KF7SEY 7th Area Single-Op QRP Mixed
W7YS 7th Area Single-Op QRP CW
KG7RZ 7th Area Single-Op QRP Phone
K7XC 7th Area Single-Op Assisted High Mixed
N7NM 7th Area Single-Op Assisted High CW
KA6BIM 7th Area Single-Op Assisted High Phone
KN7K 7th Area Single-Op Assisted Low Mixed
K9DR 7th Area Single-Op Assisted Low CW
N7GCO 7th Area Single-Op Assisted Low Phone
KA7T 7th Area Single-Op Assisted QRP Mixed
WC7S 7th Area Single-Op Assisted QRP CW
NA7TB 7th Area Multi-Single High
W7AI 7th Area Multi-Single Low
W7RN 7th Area Multi-Multi
K6WSC 7th Area Single-County Expedition Single-Op
W7PX 7th Area Single-County Expedition Multi-Single
N7T 7th Area Single-County Expedition Multi-Multi
AD7KG 7th Area County-Line Expedition Single-Op
K7UM 7th Area County-Line Expedition Multi-Single
W7PRA 7th Area County-Line Expedition Multi-Multi
N7N 7th Area Open Expedition
WW7D 7th Area Mobile Single-op Low Mixed
K7RE 7th Area Mobile Single-op Low CW
NA7OM 7th Area Mobile Single-op Low Phone
KM7R 7th Area Mobile Multi-single Low Mixed
N7XU 7th Area Mobile Multi-single Low CW
December 26, 2016 - NEW RULES (here) -- Changes for 2017.
In response to many requests, we have added a "Single-op Assisted"
category. As a result, the Multi-op Single Transmitter category is being
trimmed to two classes: just low or high power.
In the County Expedition category, we are adding an "Open" class. This
is in response to a big multi-county effort made last year by a group
from the Northern California Contest Club. They operated multi-multi
from several different county lines, one spot in a single county, and
ran as a mobile while driving between them. Not wanting to hamper this
kind of enthusiasm, we have created a category we call Open, or as one
might put it, "none of the above".
In concert with the Assisted category, we are enabling any mobile
station to beacon its location using APRS. Only your call and location
may be sent, not your frequency. This should improve the way many fixed
stations chase the mobiles.
We are going to keep the ten-day log filing deadline. Since 90% of all
participants are using electronic logging, submitting your log is a
matter of a few mouse clicks: export the Cabrillo formatted log file,
attach it to an email, and send it off to the sponsors of all four QSO
parties that happen on our weekend. This shorter deadline allows us to
process and score all the logs, determine the category and
state/province/county winners, and send out the certificates -- all
before the first of June.
A few suggestions are in order. When operating mobile, simply signing /M
doesn't help you or the people who are supposedly waiting for you to
show up in a new county. Signing /ORDES, or simply /DES for brevity, is
enough to let folks know where you are and it prevents dupes. In this
age of ubiquitous skimmers, it also helps the assisted ops to find new
mults. For fixed stations using assistance, telling N1MM to "spot all
S&P QSOs" will put more spots out on the SSB end of the bands.
As mentioned above, there are three other QSO parties on our weekend: Indiana, New England, and Delaware. Don't ignore them. Copy their complete exchange. If the QSO doesn't count for 7QP or one of the others, it doesn't matter. All of the sponsors can sort out your log in their scoring; you do not need to sort QSOs.
N1MM+ is the best logger for 7QP. If you are inside the 7th call area, use the "7QP" state overlay. If you are inside one of the other three QSO Party state/call areas, use their respective State QSO Party overlay. All others should use the state overlay called "IN7QPNE". Now you can log ALL of the possible exchanges without the hassle of changing contest overlays. N1MM+ allows and can score all of the exchanges used on our weekend.
(New afterthought, from K3CT): For County Line, Expedition or Mobile stations using N1MM+, the user must select one of these Station Categories: Rover, Mobile, Rover-Limited, or Rover-Unlimited.
Send your logs to: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and
email@example.com. The subject line must have your callsign only.
See you all on May 6th.
Dick Frey, K4XU
7QP contest manager