April 7, 2017 - Four weeks to go! 7th-area stations, please let us know your plans -- click the 2017 Planned Operations tab above. Keeping the list up-to-date will help state captains and others fill "empty" counties and help county-hunters know what to look for..
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: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and
firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line must have your callsign only.
See you all on May 6th.
Dick Frey, K4XU
7QP contest manager
June 1, 2016 - Category winners (below) corrected. NU0T is now the winner of Non-7 Single-Op QRP Mixed.
May 25, 2016 - The results are in! See the 2016 Results and Soapbox tabs above and the Awards and All-Time Records links on the left side of this page. For commentary, see K4XU's summary here.
NC6K Non-7 Single-Op High Mixed
NA6O Non-7 Single-Op High CW
W6AFA Non-7 Single-Op High Phone
WQ6X 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
NU0T Non-7 Single-Op QRP Mixed
KE0TT Non-7 Single-Op QRP CW
WB0IWG Non-7 Single-Op QRP Phone
K9OM Non-7 Multi-Single High
N8II Non-7 Multi-Single Low
N9NBC Non-7 Multi-Single QRP
K4SBZ Non-7 Multi-Multi
KO6RM Non-7 Mobile Single-op Low Mixed
KJ9C Non-7 Mobile Single-op Low CW
KC9TTR Non-7 Mobile Single-op Low Phone
K9WX Non-7 Mobile Multi-single Low Mixed
K7L 7th Area Single-Op High Mixed
N7QQ 7th Area Single-Op High CW
KZ7ZUL 7th Area Single-Op High Digital
KK7YC 7th Area Single-Op High Phone
W7OM 7th Area Single-Op Low Mixed
KC7V 7th Area Single-Op Low CW
N7AM 7th Area Single-Op Low Digital
KK7AC 7th Area Single-Op Low Phone
W7YAQ 7th Area Single-Op QRP Mixed
KU7Y 7th Area Single-Op QRP CW
N7UVH 7th Area Single-Op QRP Digital
KF7AXB 7th Area Single-Op QRP Phone
NR7DX 7th Area Multi-Single High
W7AI 7th Area Multi-Single Low
WC7S 7th Area Multi-Single QRP
W7RN 7th Area Multi-Multi
K0SN 7th Area Single-County Expedition Single-Op
KS7V 7th Area Single-County Expedition Multi-Single
K7D 7th Area Single-County Expedition Multi-Multi
NX1P 7th Area County-Line Expedition Single-Op
AE7EU 7th Area County-Line Expedition Multi-Single
W7PRA 7th Area County-Line Expedition Multi-Multi
N7N 7th Area Special Multi-Location
K7UT 7th Area Mobile Single-op High Phone
WW7D 7th Area Mobile Single-op Low Mixed
K7RE 7th Area Mobile Single-op Low CW
K7JSG 7th Area Mobile Single-op Low Phone
KT7G 7th Area Mobile Multi-single High Mixed
AG7F 7th Area Mobile Multi-single Low Mixed
N7XU 7th Area Mobile Multi-single Low CW
KG7SNE 7th Area Mobile Multi-single Low Phone
N7M 7th Area Mobile Multi-single QRP CW