NAQP Rules

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1 : 2019 North American QSO Party Rules (CW/SSB/RTTY) 6. 1. Eligibility : Any Amateur Radio licensee may enter. Output Power : Maximum of 100 watts from the output of 2. Object the final amplifier. QRP (5 W) entries will be recognized in the : To work as many North American stations as possible during the contest period. results. Entries from stations choosing to use more than 100 W , will be classified as check logs. Entries found to use more power 3. North American Station : Defined by the ARRL DXCC List with the addition of Hawaii. than claimed will be disqualified. Mode 4. Contest periods: : CW only in CW parties. SSB only in phone parties. 7. RTTY only in RTTY parties. January/February 2019 Events : 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters only, except no 8. Bands CW: 1800 UTC January 12 to 0600 UTC January 13, 160 meters for the RTTY contest. You may work a station once 2019 (second full weekend in January) per band. Suggested frequencies are 1815, 3535, 7035, 14,035, SSB: 1800 UTC January 19 to 0600 UTC January 20, 2019 (third full weekend in January) 21,035 and 28,035 kHz (35 kHz up from band edge for Novice/ Tech) on CW; and 1865, 3850, 7225, 14,250, 21,300, and 28,500 RTTY: 1800 UTC February 23 to 0600 UTC February kHz (28,450 kHz for Novice/Tech) on SSB. 24, 2019 (starts on last Saturday in February) July/August 2019 Events 9. Station : All radio transmitters, receivers and antennas used RTTY: 1800 UTC July 20 to 0600 UTC July 21, 2019 by an entrant must be associated with one station, either at a fixed (third full weekend in July) geographical location or as a mobile/portable station. A station CW: 1800 UTC August 3 to 0600 UTC August 4, 2019 may be operated remotely. Use of multiple stations during the (first full weekend in August) contest using the same call sign, whether directly or remotely operated, is prohibited. Entrants must use only one call sign per SSB: 1800 UTC August 17 to 0600 UTC August 18, 2019 (third full weekend in August) station operated and may not work themselves. Exchange : Operator name and station location (state, 5. : Entry Classifications 10. province or country) for North American stations; operator name a) Single Operator (SO): only for non-North American stations. Multioperator stations are i) One person performs all transmitting, receiving, and required to use a single name throughout the entire contest. logging functions as well as equipment and antenna 11. : Multipliers are all 50 US states, including Alaska adjustments. Multipliers and Hawaii, the District of Colombia (DC), the 13 Canadian ii) Access to spotting information obtained directly or provinces/territories (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, indirectly from any source other than the station operator, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince such as from other stations or automated tools, is prohibited. - Edward Island, Newfoundland-Labrador, Yukon, Northwest Terri iii) Only one transmitted signal allowed at a time. tories, and Nunavut) and other North American entities as defined iv) May operate 10 out of the 12 hours of the contest. by the ARRL . Non-North American countries, maritime Off-times must be at least 30 minutes in length. In order DXCC List mobiles and aeronautical mobiles do not count as multipliers but to count as off-time, the difference between the times of may be worked for QSO credit. Multipliers count again on each consecutive contacts must be greater than or equal to band. 31 minutes (i.e, 30 intervening minutes, during which no Valid Contact contacts occur). The contest period ends at 05:59:59 UTC. 12. : A valid contact consists of a complete, correctly copied and legibly logged two-way exchange between v) Any use of assistance such as spotting networks, skimmers and the like will place the operation into the a North American station and any other station. Proper logging requires including the time in UTC and band for each contact. multioperator category. The use of non-Amateur Radio means of communication or the Multioperator Two-Transmitter (M2): b) i) More than one person performs transmitting, receiving use of Amateur Radio modes or bands different than those speci - and logging functions, etc. fied for the contest to solicit contacts during the contest period is prohibited. ii) Single operators using assistance such as spotting Scoring : Multiply total valid contacts by the sum of the 13. networks and skimmers number of multipliers worked on each band. iii) A maximum of two transmitted signals at any given Team Competition time, each on a different band. Both transmitters may work : You may wish to form a team with fellow 14. NAQP participants. If so, your team must consist of two to five any and all stations. iv) Starting when the first QSO on a band is logged, Single-Operator stations whose individual scores are combined to produce a team score. Although clubs or other groups having a transmitted signal cannot transmit on a different band until 10 full minutes have passed. Any QSOs made on more than five members may form multiple teams, there are no a different band before 10 minutes have passed will not distance or meeting requirements for a team entry. Teams must count for scoring. The other station will receive full credit - be registered prior to the start of the contest. Use one of the fol for the QSO. lowing online forms to register your team: CW team registration: www.ncjweb.com/cwnaqpteamreg v) May operate for the entire 12 hours of the contest. - vi) May use assistance such as packet spotting net SSB team registration: www.ncjweb.com/ssbnaqpteamreg www.ncjweb.com/rttynaqpteamreg RTTY team registration: works, skimmers and the like vii) Multioperator stations are required to use one name These team registration forms automatically provide confirma - tion of team registration by return e-mail. Inclusion of team infor throughout the entire contest. - January/February 2019 35 NCJ

2 NAQP calendar The 2019 Times/Dates Logs Due Log Submittal 1800 UTC Jan 12 to 0600 UTC Jan 13 0600 UTC January 18 CW 1800 UTC Aug 3 to 0600 UTC Aug 4 0600 UTC August 9 Web site: NCJ 1800 UTC Jan 19 to 0600 UTC Jan 20 SSB 0600 UTC January 25 www.ncjweb.com/naqplogsubmit 1800 UTC Aug 17 to 0600 UTC Aug 18 0600 UTC August 23 1800 UTC Feb 23 to 0600 UTC Feb 24 0600 UTC March 1 RTTY 0600 UTC July 26 1800 UTC Jul 20 to 0600 UTC Jul 21 See Rule 16 in text. 18. More Information : Questions regarding the contests, in - mation in submitted Cabrillo logs is not required, as teams are cluding requests for Log Check Reports may be addressed to the determined ahead of time through the team registration system. appropriate contest manager at the e-mail addresses list below: : All logs must be submitted electroni 15. Log Formatting - CW: Chris Hurlbut, KL9A, [email protected] cally via web upload. The file format for electronic logs for NCJ - SSB: Bill Lippert, ACØW, [email protected] sponsored contests is Cabrillo, see http:/wwrof.org/cabrillo/ for [email protected] RTTY: Mark Aaker, K6UFO, details. For those participants logging on paper, please use the : Plaques will be awarded for the high score in each Awards 19. manual log entry Web-to-Cabrillo online forms available at the of the categories given below, provided there are a minimum of links below to submit your logs. Paper log forms are available on five entries in the category. If a plaque is not sponsored, the win - www.ncjweb.com/NAQP-Paper-Log-Form. website, NCJ the ner may purchase it. Certificates of merit will be awarded to the pdf , for the convenience of those who log on paper during the highest scoring single operator entrant with at least 200 QSOs - contest. Printouts of computer logs will not be accepted, regard from each state, province, or North American country. Certificates less of the number of contacts. Please confirm that your output of merit will also be awarded to the overall second and third-place power is properly stated in the header portion of the Cabrillo log finishers in the multioperator category for each mode. Plaques before submission. “LOW” indicates the use of 100 W or less, will be awarded as follows: while “QRP” indicates 5 W or less. Submissions that indicate the Mode Category Sponsors use of high power will be used as check logs. CW Single Op, North America — Florida Contest Group - 16. Log Submission : Entries must be date-stamped or post CW Multiop, North America — Minnesota Wireless As - marked no later than 5 days after the contest. Methods of log in memory of Dave, KTØR sociation submission in order of preference are as follows: CW Team — CW Ops a) Upload Cabrillo-formatted log via web form (use for all SSB Single-Op, North America — South East Contest Club modes): www.ncjweb.com/naqplogsubmit SSB Multiop, North America — Tennessee Contest Group b) Manually convert paper or computer log to Cabrillo log Combined (operator) CW/SSB Single-Op, North America using one of the following tools: — Southern California Contest Club CW: www.b4h.net/cabforms/naqpcw_cab.php RTTY Single Op, North America — Icom SSB: www.b4h.net/cabforms/naqpssb_cab.php RTTY Multiop, North America — Icom RTTY: www.b4h.net/cabforms/naqprtty_cab.php RTTY Team — Icom Disqualifications 17. : Any entry may be disqualified for illegal operation, unethical operation or rules violation. Such disqualifica - tion is at the discretion of the contest manager. January/February 2019 NCJ 36

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