Contents - Index - Previous - Next


Georgia QSO Party


GA stations work everyone and send RST and county. Multipliers are 50 states (including GA) + DC + Canadian provinces: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK and YT. DX counts for QSO points, but not for multipliers.  A multiplier can be counted once per mode. The maximum is 64 per mode, CW and PH for a total of 128.

The 13 RAC Province entries are:
ALB=ALT=AB  Alberta
BRC=BC  British Columbia
LAB=NF=NL  New Foundland/Labrador
MAN=MB  Mantoba
NB=NB  New Brunswick
NOV=NS  Nova Scotia
NUN=NU  Nunavut
NW=NWT=NT  Northwest Territories
ONT=ON  Ontario
PEI=PE  Prince Edward
QU=PC=QUE=QC  Quebec
SA=SAS=SK  Saskatchewan
YUK=YT  Yukon Territory

States and Provinces are 2 characters only. Entering an exchange >2 characters, GenLog assumes it is a Georgia county and skips the multiplier check function.

When GA stations work your own state, you can edit the log file to have GenLog count Georgia as a multiplier, since counties are not counted.

This is an example log with QSOs #2 and #4 (a Georgia station - county not a multiplier).
40m   CW  05/29/03  0300  W3KM 599 HALL 599 PA 1 2
40m   CW  05/29/03  0306  W4XYZ 599 HALL 599 COOK  2
40m   CW  05/29/03  0307  W5LUA 599 HALL 599 TX 2 2
40m   PH   05/29/03  0310  W4XYZ 59 HALL 59 COOK   1

Add /G to the exchange of the first Georgia QSO. Since you can claim state multipliers per mode, do the same editing to a QSO in the other mode. Then edit the # new mults.
40m   CW  05/29/03  0300  W3KM 599 HALL 599 PA   1 2
40m   CW  05/29/03  0306  W4XYZ         599       HALL    599      COOK/G  2 2
40m   CW  05/29/03  0307  W5LUA 599 HALL 599 TX   3 2
40m   PH   05/29/03  0310  W4XYZ 59 HALL 59 COOK/G 4 1

It is easiest to do the editing of both modes as early as possible, after this the logger will correctly count and number the new multipliers. Keep all the columns as they were, with spaces not <Tabs> between fields. Remove each /G in the Cabrillo log before submission. The contest sponsor will count your state.

Others work only Georgia stations and send RST and state/province/DXCC. Multipliers are the 159 GA counties per mode; CW and PH for a total of 318.

QSO Points: CW = 2  (all digital and RTTY are CW)  PH = 1. Work stations on both modes.
Score = Total QSO points  X  Total multipliers.

Edit your summary submission to include the correct category.
County abbreviations are usually the first four letters. Check the counties list for the exceptions.

Datafiles required: all_count.dat, counties.txt, RACProvinces.dat and StatesProvGQP.dat

GQP web: http://gqp.contesting.com/Rules.htm