Louisiana QSO Party
Sponsored by the Thibodaux Amateur Radio Club, W5YL
1500Z 09 February - 0300Z 10 February 2013
1. Object: For amateurs to exchange QSO information with as many Louisiana stations as possible on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, and 2 meter bands.
Louisiana stations work everyone else.
1.1 Suggested CW frequencies
1.1.1. HF – 1.840, 3.540, 7.040, 14.040, 21.040, 28.040
1.1.2. VHF - 50.095 and 144.050
1.2 Suggested PHONE frequencies
1.2.1. HF – 1.865, 3.865, 7.255, 14.255, 21.365, 28.465
1.2.2. VHF - 50.135 and 144.210
2. Date and Contest Period: The Louisiana QSO Party operating times will be from 1500Z on the 09 February to 0300Z on the 10 February
2.1 All stations may operate the entire contest period or any part of the contest period
3. Entry Categories: (Non-Louisiana and Louisiana)
Non-Louisiana stations compete only against non-Louisiana stations.
Louisiana stations compete only against Louisiana stations.
3.1 There will be 4 categories
3.1.1. Phone only
3.1.2. CW / Digital only
3.1.3 Mixed Mode (Phone and CW.)
3.1.4. Rover (Louisiana stations only)
4. Contest Exchange:
4.1 Non-Louisiana stations send:
Call, Signal Report, and S/P/C (state province Maritime region / or 'DX entities'.)
4.2. Louisiana stations send: Call, Signal Report, and Parish.
4.2.1 Use the Parish abbreviation list provide at this web site
5.1 QSO points:
5.1.1. Count two points for each complete two-way phone QSO.
5.1.2. Count four points for each two-way CW / Digital QSO.
5.2 Multipliers: (Count per band / mode)
5.2.1 Non-Louisiana stations: Louisiana parishes (64 possible per band / mode)
5.2.2 Louisiana stations: Parish / State (other than Louisiana / Province / DXCC per band / mode.
5.3 Final Score:
5.3.1. Non-Louisiana stations: Multiply QSO points by total multipliers (the sum of Louisiana parishes per band / mode).
5.3.2. Louisiana stations: Multiply QSO points by total multipliers (the sum of LA Parishes / US states (other than Louisiana) / provinces / DXCC per band / mode).
5.3.3. Rovers Multiply QSO points by total multipliers (S/P/C states / provinces / Maritime regions / 'DX entities') plus 50 point bonus for each parish activated.
5.3.4. Rover stations must clearly indicate parishes of operation in log. When changing parishes clearly show where old parish ends and a new parish of operation begins.
6.1. Multipliers; CW / Phone QSO's count as separate multipliers
6.2. No repeater contacts allowed.
6.3. All stations may be worked once on CW and once on Phone on each band.
6.3.1. Rovers may be worked once on CW and once on Phone for each parish activated.
6.4. The list of parishes and accepted abbreviations is available click here for list.
6.5. 100 bonus points will be awarded to any station in or out of Louisiana who works W5YL. (W5YL will be operating a club station during the contest.)
6.6. Any station working W5YL will receive 100 one time only bonus points.
6.7. Log sheets are available on http://www.w5yl.org
7. Awards: Certificates will be awarded to:
7.1 The highest-scoring station in each category.
7.2 Any station making five or more contacts may receive a participation certificate by mailing a SASE and a copy of the station log to the following address; LAQSO PARTY, P.O. Box 143, Thibodaux, LA 70302
7.3 Certificate will be awarded to the Louisiana highest-scoring rover station.
7.4 The Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club sponsors the Worked All Parishes award. See the rules at : http://www.lsu.edu / brarc / worked_all_parish.htm
8. Log submission:
8.1. All logs that are generated using a computer must submit an ASCII text file of the log information in ARRL file format.
8.1.1. Hand written paper logs are acceptable.
8.2 All entries for this contest must be e-mailed or postmarked by 15 March after the completion of the LAQSO Party.
8.3 E-mail entries only to: email@example.com
Submissions require a summary sheet with all required information (including exchange sent, category entered, and S/P/C state / province / Maritime region / or “DX entity') and log file in ARRL file format sent as attachments to the email (see General Rules for specific file format).
8.4 Paper entries must be submitted on current ARRL entry forms or on an reasonable facsimile and mailed to LAQSO Party Contest Committee.
8.5. Forms are available for downloading at the LAQSO Party Contest homepage at: www.w5yl.org
8.5.1. Forms are available by sending an SASE sent to the
LAQSO Party ,
P. O. Box 143
THIBODAUX, LA 70302
8.5 See "General Rules for All ARRL Contests" and "General Rules for ARRL Contests on bands below 30 MHz (HF)" in the November 2000 issue of QST. Where a conflict occurs between the Louisiana QSO Party Rules and the ARRL rules, the Louisiana QSO Party Rules shall take precedence.
8.6 General queries should be directed to the LAQSO Party at: firstname.lastname@example.org or via US mail to:
P.O. Box 143,
Thibodaux, LA. 70302