© 2019 Arizona QSO Party

Last Updated: 11/08/2019

AZQP Rules

2019 Arizona QSO Party


ELIGIBILITY: All licensed Amateur Radio operators



 1)    Arizona stations work everyone.

2)    Stations outside of Arizona work as many AZ stations as possible.

3)    Work stations once per band per mode per AZ county.

CONTEST PERIOD: (2nd full October weekend; 24 hours total)

       Oct 12, 2019 1600 to Oct 13 0600, and Oct 13 1400 to 2400 (UTC)

       Saturday 9 AM to 11 PM, and Sunday 7 AM to 5 PM (Arizona)

ENTRY CATEGORIES: (Spotting assistance permitted in all categories)

 1)    Single-Op: High >150w, Low <=150w, QRP <=5w; Mixed, CW, Phone, Digital

       Digital has no differentiated power.

2)    Multi-Op, One transmitter: High, Low; (No differentiated mode)

3)    Multi-Op, Unlimited transmitters: (No differentiated power or mode)

4)    Expedition: Single-Op, Multi-Op (No differentiated transmitters, power, or mode)

       An operation from a temporary location in one or more AZ counties using antennas installed            for the contest period, using temporary supports or trees.

5)    Mobile (No differentiated operators, power, or mode)

       An operation from a self-contained station capable of motion in one or more AZ counties. For          safety reasons, single-ops should only operate while parked.

MODES: CW, Phone, Digital

BANDS: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, 2 meters (suggestions below)

       Phone: 1848, 3848, 7189, 14248, 21348, 28448, 50148, 146.48 simplex  

                    at top of the hour (for mixed mode entries).

       CW:      1812, 3548, 7048, 14048, 21048, 28048, 50088

                    at ½ past the hour (for mixed mode entries).

       Digital: on customary frequencies

                    at ¾ past the hour (for mixed mode entries).



 1)    Arizona stations send signal report RS(T) and 3-letter county abbreviation:


2)    Stations outside of Arizona send signal report RS(T) and 2-letter state, Canadian province or            territory, or DXCC prefix.


QSO POINTS: CW=2; Phone=1; Digital=2



 1)    For Arizona stations the multipliers are the 50 US states, the 13 Canadian provinces and                     territories, and DXCC countries. Multipliers count again for each mode.

       Total multipliers = (50 + 13 + DXCC) x 3.

2)    For stations outside of Arizona the multipliers are the 15 Arizona counties. Multipliers count              again for each band and mode. Total possible multipliers = 15 x 8 x 3 = 360.



A valid contact consists of the complete, correctly copied, two-way exchange between an Arizona station (AZ) and any other station (Non-AZ or AZ). Work stations once per band per mode per AZ county. Expeditions (or mobiles) spanning multiple county lines should be logged as multiple contacts, where each contact counts as both multiplier and QSO point credit. Mobiles that change counties are considered new stations and can be worked again for both multiplier and QSO point credit. A fixed single county station may be worked once on CW, once on Phone, and once on Digital on each of the 8 bands (maximum of 24 contacts). CW and Digital contacts must not be made in the phone band segments. Crossmode, crossband and repeater contacts are not permitted. Spotting assistance is permitted in all categories, however self-spotting is not allowed. All operators must observe the limitations of their operator and station licenses.



Receive a one-time bonus of 100 points for a QSO with W7A on any band or mode during the contest.





The preferred log format is Cabrillo 3.0. The log file should be named simply callsign.log, where callsign is the callsign used in the contest. Please confirm that the header’s CALLSIGN: matches the sent callsign in the QSO record. Log files should be emailed as an attachment to logs@azqsoparty.org Place your callsign in the subject line of the email. New contesters should also add “New Contester” to the subject line. Paper logs containing fewer than 40 QSOs may be sent to Radio Society of Tucson, P.O. Box 57315, Tucson, AZ 85732-7315


All logs must be received no later than 10 days after the contest (October 23, 2019).



Sponsored plaques are awarded to both AZ & Non-AZ Entry Category winners, the top AZ & Non-AZ Clubs, the top Canadian station, and the top DX station. A minimum of 30 QSOs is required to qualify for a sponsored award plaque. Clubs must submit at least 3 entries to qualify for a plaque. Certificates will be issued to all entrants.



Check the Arizona QSO Party website www.azqsoparty.org for up-to-date information on Awards, Activated Counties, Multiplier abbreviations, Resources, Logs Received, Results and more.

Email: info@azqsoparty.org.


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