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58th Running Of The CQP!
1600 UTC October 7, 2023 to 2200 UTC October 8, 2023
CQP 2023 Begins:


W.A.C.C. Award
Cal Flag
CQP Wine Awards

Our Guestbook

State QP Challenge

New CQP 2022 Results =>
New CQP 2022 Video =>


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: Monday, 17-Oct-2022 at 2359 UTC
    • Start HERE
      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
    • 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 2022 CQP T-Shirt color will be Red. 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 Treasurer, c/o David West, W6DMW, 2008 Hedge Ave, Brentwood, CA 94513  All orders are due by January 31, 2023.
      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.
Contest Log
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:

CQP Chairman, Dean Wood, N6DE
Expedition Antennas and Masts: Glen Brown, W6GJB
Log Submission and Log Checking: Tom Epperly, NS6T
WACC: Fred Jensen, K6DGW
Website: John Miller, K6MM

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