52st Anniversary Edition

* FINAL RESULTS (Click Here)*

(Soapbox Comments May Be Added Later)


Logs Received List Is HERE

Announcing: 2009 LQP (Locust QSO Party) … General Info …

The closest thing to a “Level Playing Field” is the LQP (Locust QSO Party), and the 3rd running will take place Wednesday, January 21, 2009, at 6PM (PST).

If you think the LQP is for Contest Sissies, think again. See who some of the players were in the 1st LQP and read all the LQP soapbox comments at: http://www.k6vva.com/lqp/LQP50_SOAPBOXCOMMENTS.pdf . Kudos to the ‘Big Gun’ sharp Contest Ops who cranked down their power and demonstrated that ‘skill’ is still important.

LQP Category Award NCJ Subscription (or Renewal) Winners from The 1st and 2nd LQP events were K1GU, K4BAI, N6RO, K7SS, W7WHY, W9RE, W9RGB, VE3NBJ, K6XX, KL7NC, VA7ST & XE1KK.

Again this year, a total of TEN NCJ (National Contest Journal) Subscriptions (or Renewals) will be given to LQP 52 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 format again offers Little Pistol stations even more opportunities to rack up Q’s in the LQP.

Wednesday Night, January 21, 2009 (USA Time) offers you 52 minutes of Contesting Fun, and the new full 2009 LQP (Locust QSO Party) Rules are now available at: http://www.k6vva.com/lqp52.

73 & Hope to work you in the LQP !!!

Rick, K6VVA * The Locust

* Celebrating 52 Years as a Licensed Amateur Radio Operator (as of 1/17/09)
* Co-Founding Member, NCCC (Northern California Contest Club)
* FOC Member #1845 (Ex #845) * A-1 Operator Club
* C6AVA, KL8C (Trustee), KP2CW (Trustee)
* DXCC, WAZ, WAS, etc., etc.
* CQP SBEN (San Benito County) Record Holder
* NA Sprint - Alaska Low Power Record Holder (K6VVA/KL7)