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56th Running Of The CQP!
1600 UTC October 2, 2021 to 2200 UTC October 3, 2021
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2021 California QSO Party Award Plaques & Sponsors

Real lumber to hang on your shack wall.*  Many thanks to our sponsors.
The sponsor list will be finalized later in 2021.
California Sponsor Non-California Sponsor
Single Operator   Single Operator  
1st Place SO HP   1st Place SO HP  
2nd Place SO HP   2nd Place SO HP  
1st Place SO LP   1st Place SO LP  
2nd Place SO LP   2nd Place SO LP  
Top SO QRP   Top SO QRP  
Top SO Expedition - LP      
       
Single Operator - Assisted   Single Operator - Assisted  
1st Place SO-Assisted HP   1st Place SO-Assisted HP  
2nd Place SO-Assisted HP   2nd Place SO-Assisted HP  
1st Place SO-Assisted LP   1st Place SO-Assisted LP  
2nd Place SO-Assisted LP   2nd Place SO-Assisted LP  
Top SO-Assisted QRP   Top SO-Assisted QRP  
       
S/O & S/O-Assisted   S/O & S/O-Assisted  
Top Score: CW-only Station 1   Top Score: CW-only Station 1  
Top Score: SSB-only Station 1   Top Score: SSB-only Station 1  
1st Place Expedition   Top DX (Non-USA, non-Canada)  
2nd Place Expedition      
Top YL - HP   Top YL - HP  
Top YL - LP   Top YL - LP  
Top Youth   Top Youth  
Top New Contester   Top New Contester  
       
Multi-Single   Multi-Single  
1st Place Multi-Single Fixed   1st Place Multi-Single  
2nd Place Multi-Single Fixed   2nd Place Multi-Single  
1st Place Multi-Single Expedition      
2nd Place Multi-Single Expedition      
       
Multi-Multi      
1st Place Multi-Multi Fixed      
2nd Place Multi-Multi Fixed    
1st Place Multi-Multi HP Expedition      
2nd Place Multi-Multi HP Expedition      
1st Place Multi-Multi LP Expedition      
2nd Place Multi-Multi LP Expedition      
       
Any Entry Class      
Most Mobile QSOs      
Top Score: County-Line Station      
Top Score: One-Day Expedition      
1There is no CW-only or SSB-only category in CQP, but these plaques are offered to participants who only make QSOs on one mode during the contest.
*Note: A minimum of 50 QSOs is required to qualify for a plaque. Any plaque that does not specifically list a power level will be awarded to the top scoring qualifier regardless of power level.

Club Competition Gavels
California Sponsor Non-California Sponsor
Top Club - Yosemite Class
31+ logs
  Top Club - Yosemite Class
31+ logs
 
Top Club - Joshua Tree Class
21-30 logs
  Top Club - Joshua Tree Class
21-30 logs
 
Top Club - Sequoia Class
11-20 logs
  Top Club - Sequoia Class
11-20 logs
 
Top Club - Redwood Class
6-10 logs
  Top Club - Redwood Class
6-10 logs
 
Top Club - Channel Islands Class
1-5 logs
  Top Club - Channel Islands Class
1-5 logs
 
See Club Competition Rules Page for more information on these club gavels.

Special CQP Wine Award
The top 20 CA and top 20 non-CA Single-Op stations will receive a personalized bottle of NCCC Private Reserve California Wine. Winners under the age of 21 will receive a non-alcoholic personalized award.  The NCCC Private Reserve California Wine is graciously donated by Twisted Oak Winery. Twisted Oak is located in the Sierra Foothills of California and produces wine made from grapes like Syrah, Grenache, and Tempranillo. Twisted Oak is owned and operated by NCCC Member Jeff Stai, WK6I.

Certificate of Achievement

If you submit a CQP Log, you will be eligible for a personalized CQP Certificate of Achievement.
You can print your certificate online.

(click here)


CQP T-Shirts

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 2021 CQP T-Shirt color will be Brown.   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, $20 ($25 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, 2022.

NOTE: You MUST send that email order to shirts@cqp.org to trigger the order. If you don't, your order will not be processed.


Worked All California Counties Award (WACC)

The NCCC offers the WACC (Worked All California Counties) award for anyone working all 58 California counties anytime, as part of CQP or other operating.  See the WACC web page for more details and an application form.

Distribution of Awards
Our log-check team endeavors to do its best to publish results as soon as possible after the CQP.  The bulk of the awards will be mailed out if recipients don't pick them up at an NCCC meeting or IDXC in Visalia, CA in April or the Dayton, OH Hamvention in May.  E-mail to CQP Info to let us know if you can collect your awards at one of these two conventions.

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