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53rd Running Of The CQP!
1600 UTC October 6, 2018 to 2200 UTC October 7, 2018
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K6EI - 2017 Sierra County Expedition
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KF6EMB, K0XI, N6GD, KZ2V, W9KKN, K6EI
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County Expeditions Wanted
CQP needs more intrepid expeditions to activate some of California's "rare" counties. This is your chance to generate exciting pileups without foreign travel.   Great, already-scouted locations are available.   Let us know about your equipment and operator team.  We'll match you up with that "rare" county.  Click on this link to contact CQP organizers.

Welcome!

The California QSO Party (CQP) is held every year on the first weekend of October.  The first CQP took place in 1966. Since 1974, the Northern California Contest Club (NCCC) has sponsored CQP.  CQP has traditionally opened the annual contest season by providing an opportunity for contesters to prepare for the ARRL November Sweepstakes since the format is similar.

Stations outside of California, worldwide, work stations in California only. The 58 counties of CA are the multipliers. California stations work all stations in or out of CA. The 50 US states and 8 Canadian areas are the multipliers.  Stations outside of Canada and the US add to one's QSO total but do not count as multipliers. See the full set of CQP Rules for more details.

On this site you will find lots of information, so peruse the index above and learn all about the California QSO Party!  Also, be sure to visit the NCCC website for the latest scoop on a super contest club.

  • After CQP
    • Send In Your Log Before The Deadline: 23:59 UTC MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018
    • Start HERE (TBD)
      NOTE: See the Rules page for submitting via email.
    • After you submit your log, you can check to be sure it's listed on the CQP server: HERE (TBD)

    • CQP T-Shirts - Like the wine, each year’s T-shirt is a special vintage.  All entries qualify for the special CQP T-shirt -- no minimum number of QSOs needed.  The 2018 CQP T-Shirt color will be MEDIUM GRAY.   Place your order for a T-shirt by sending an email to shirts@cqp.org stating the sizes and quantities for each size (M/L/XL/XXL), the call sign of the CQP operation, the call sign of the person placing the order, and the address to ship to.  Send payment, $15 ($20 for DX entries), either via PayPal [using this email address: paypal@nccc.cc ] -- or a check to: NCCC, c/o Tom Carney, K6EU, 1545 Elwood Drive, Los Gatos, CA 95032.  All orders are due by January 31, 2019.

Contest Logs

Please refer to the Rules web page for the preferred way to submit your log.

Documentation

Contact Information

Many NCCCers contribute to making the CQP a success.  Feel free to contact any of the following members for additional information or comments:

Rules, Awards, Questions & General Information: CQP Chairman, Glen Brown, W6GJB
County Operation Plans: Bob Wilson, N6TV
WACC: Fred Jensen, K6DGW
Website: John Miller, K6MM


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