*** LQP (LOCUST QSO PARTY)***
56th Anniversary Edition
The closest thing
to a “Level Playing Field” is the LQP (Locust QSO Party), and the 7th running
will take place Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at 6PM (PST) which equates to January 17, 2013 @ 0200 UTC.
This year, it's a FULL HOUR
of CW Contesting Fun. The
new full 2013 LQP (Locust QSO Party) Rules are available HERE
If you think the LQP is for Contest Sissies, think again. Kudos to the ‘Big Gun’ sharp Contest Ops who also participated in the past LQP events and cranked down their power to demonstrate that ‘skill’ is still important in contesting.
LQP Category Award NCJ Subscription (or Renewal) Winners from the first 6 LQP events were AD6E, AE6Y, K1GU, KE1B, K4BAI, K6XX, KL7NC, K7TD, K7SS, K9JWV, K0TG, N3RC, N4AF, W4NZ, N5DO, N6RO, N6ZFO, WQ5L, W7WHY, W9RE, W9RGB, W0BH, WD0T, VE3DZ, VE3NBJ, VA7ST, & XE1KK (some won in multiple years).
Again this year, a total of TEN NCJ (National Contest Journal) Subscriptions (or Renewals) will be given to LQP 56 Category Winners. The LQP Rules are a bit lengthy, but hey ... I'm giving away some meaningful, useful awards and have to do a one-man processing job here!!!
TWO Locust ‘Secret Swarmer’ stations (a/k/a 'Mini-Locusts’) will hopefully be active to hand out additional Bonus Points (one on the East Coast, and one in Central USA). The latter should also give even the teenie weenie Little Pistol Contest Station operators a chance to score some Bonus Points on either 40m or 80m depending upon skip condx. You won’t know who the Locust Secret Swarmers are until you work them, so this should be an enticement to call anyone and everyone for a QSO. When someone responds to your CQ LQP, it just might be a Locust Secret Swarmer with some surprise Bonus Points.
This year the NCCC NS/NSL Sprint type format again offers Little Pistol stations even more opportunities to rack up Q’s in the LQP.
Wednesday Night, January 16, 2013 (USA Time) now offers you a FULL HOUR of CW Contesting Fun. The new full 2013 LQP (Locust QSO Party) Rules are available HERE .
73 & Hope to work you in the LQP !!!
Rick, K6VVA * The Locust
* Celebrating 56 Years as a Licensed Amateur Radio Operator (as of 1/17/2013)
* Co-Founding Member, NCCC (Northern California Contest Club)
* FOC Member #1845 (Ex #845) * A-1 Operator Club * CWOPS #163
* C6AVA, KL8C (Trustee), KP2CW (Trustee), VP2V/K6VVA & VP2VVA (ARRL CW DX 2009)
* DXCC, WAZ, WAS, etc., etc.