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May 15, 2018Some logs may not have been received from the web form server at due to an email server problem. If you submitted your log via the web form and your callsign doesn't appear on our Received Logs page (tab above), please send us a copy of the Cabrillo log file they returned to you (email to

May 3, 2018 - Logs are due on May 16 -- see the Rules for details.    Please check your log file before submitting it, especially if you're inside the 7th call area and use N1MM Logger.    Be sure the Cabrillo file's QSO records contain your complete location code, e.g. ORDES.    If they show only OR or DES, fix the configuration and re-generate the Cabrillo file.    Thanks!
April 20, 2018 - CW Mobile Window added to suggested-frequency rules: "Suggested operating frequencies: 1815 and 40 kHz up on CW, except on 40m, where 7025-7035 is suggested (a window for mobiles to call CQ should be observed from 35 to 40 kHz up; others should not call CQ or run stations there)
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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:,,, and   The subject line must have your callsign only.

See you all on May 6th.

Dick Frey, K4XU
7QP contest manager

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