The 7-Land QSO Party is only weeks away. May 3rd and 4th – 1300 UTC
Saturday to 0700 UTC Sunday.
Main web site: http://ws7n.net/7QP/new/page.
Hopefully you have made or will make plans for supporting our state as we
once again strive to put all 15 AZ counties on the air. Take a look at the
7QP county activation page:
IMPORTANT – Please list your planned operations so those interested in
mobile or portable operations will have an idea of the areas needing
coverage. Send an email to email@example.com identifying your planned
county activation(s) with any unique band/modes you plan to use. Or, you
may reply to me, and I will take care of the 7QP site notifications.
We always need help with Santa Cruz, La Paz, Gila and Greenlee counties -
the same goes for some of the Rim counties. You will be very popular on the
bands if you operate from those locations. By the same token, every 7QP
station will be popular. This is an excellent time for anyone in any 7QP
county to practice and experience RUN operations. Get on – call CQ – be one
of the hunted!
Read the 7QP Rules in advance:
As in previous years there will be two other active QSO Parties at varying
times during the weekend. The Indiana and New England Parties overlap
times with the 7QP. All party sponsors, again this year, agree to accept
other parties cabrillo files for log submission. This makes it extremely
easy for participants – submit the same cabrillo log file to all 3 party
sponsors. Those sponsors will filter out the appropriate contacts for their
As always, copy/log the exchange as received and have a list of those other
county abbreviations handy during the events. (N1MM will only display
available multipliers for the State used in the QSO Party
Expect to receive the following Exchange formats from in-state stations
operating in the following parties:
7QP – STCty - 599 AZMCP
NEQP – CtyST – 599 FAICT
INQP – 3 or 4 letter County (primary list) – 599 ALL or 599 CLAR
(note: no state will be sent in the IN exchange)
These specific formats allow N1MM users to utilize a single, state module
for all 3 QSO Parties (maybe other logging programs as well?).
Depending on your location use one of the following N1MM QSO Party – State
7QP for W7 land stations
IN for Indiana stations
NEWE for New England stations
Participants outside those 3 in-state areas will use the State of IN7QPNE in
the N1MM setup. For info see:
+SSB#QSOP_7QP (may have to copy and paste full address)
Sorry for the length of this email, but there are several important items of
interest. One needs to be prepared well BEFORE the party start time. Have
your logging program setup and enter some practice QSOs to become familiar.
Questions posted on the AOCC reflector will keep everyone informed. Or send
them directly to me.
Your Goal – operate as much as possible and have FUN!
7QP AZ Rep