2005 Summer VHF/UHF QSO Party
Join us on the plains, lakes, mountain tops and trails
for our fun little VHF/UHF contest!! This year's event
has been organized by KØNR, Bob Witte - thank you Bob!
1800 UTC August 28 through 2100 UTC August 28, 2005
(This is Sunday AFTERNOON in North America)
6 meters 2 meter / 70 cm FM Simplex
On 2 meters, only recognized FM simplex frequencies may be used, such as 144.90 to 145.00; 146.49, .55 and .58, and 147.42, .45, .48, .51, .54 and .57 MHz. The use of 146.52, the national simplex frequency, is prohibited. The CQC "watering hole" frequency of 146.445 is allowed. As always, contest participants must be respectful of use of the frequencies by others.
On 70 cm the use of 446.000, the national simplex frequency, is prohibited. Use only the FM simplex portions of the band. Under the ARRL band plan, the portion of the 70 cm band from 445.00 to 447.00 is used for auxiliary, control links, and simplex operations. Frequencies just above and below 446.000, using 25 khz spacing may be areas where you will find simplex activity, ie, 445.900, 445.925, 445.950, 445.975, 446.025, 446.050..etc. Check your ARRL Repeater Directory for more detailed information.
Callsign, Grid Square, first name, and CQC member # or power output
Example: DM79 Jim NR 04
Visit http://www.arrl.org/locate/grid.html to find your grid square if not known.
Portable-using a portable antenna and battery or solar power. The use of homebrew antennas is especially encouraged.
Non-Portable: Any station not operating portable
1 point per contact.
QSO Points x names beginning with different letters (26 max), counted once per band.
10 point bonus for QSO with club station WØCQC (added to final score).
Total Score = QSO Points x Name Multiplier + WØCQC Bonus Points
*Bonus points for working Club Station WØCQC - Add 10 points to your FINAL score for working WØCQC
Total of first names from Name sheet. One first name per letter of the
alphabet. Name must be your commonly used name. A total of 26 is possible. Note: Since Jim, John, and Jeff all begin with the letter J, they count as one multiplier only. Jim and Steve count as two multipliers since each starts with a different letter. The same station may be worked on different bands for additional QSO points and
Stations must use 5 watts or less output, FM simplex. There are no power multipliers.
To Be Determined, Highest Score in each class
Please feel free to include information about your station set and especially any information about homebrew equipment used.
Submit log (postmarked within 30 days of contest end) showing:
Band, time UTC, station called, Grid Square received, Name received,
Memb.# rec'd (or power out if not CQC member, multiplier, QSO points.
Include a score recap line or sheet.
Send paper logs to:
P.O. Box 17174
Golden, CO 80402-6019
Email contest logs to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For sample Log, and Name sheets, send SASE and one unit First Class postage to:
Jim Pope, KGØPP
CQC Contest Information
Golden, CO 80402-6019
(Please do not send logs to Jim)
Return to CQC Contest Information Page
Questions or concerns? Send an Email to:
(Surface mail: Colorado QRP Club - P.O. Box 17174, Golden, Colorado 80402-6019 USA)
Return to CQC Home Page
Roger J. Wendell, WBØJNR
© 1994 -