This Weeks Contests and a TOP OP Challenge


The last couple of weeks featured some good CW activity, This week we go to SSB and RTTY. 

This weeks Featured Contest is the North American QSO Party – SSB.  This is a fun contest and only 10 hours.  It is a great way to sharpen up, get back into the swing of things and check your station for the fall season quickly coming upon us. 

This week is another opportunity to be the Club Top Op.  Lets all get active for the NAQP and see who can ring up the most. Brian and Paul are always tough whos going to give them a run for their money.  I will post results next Monday.

North American QSO Party, SSB: 1800Z, Aug 17 to 0559Z, Aug 18

Geographic Focus:                    North America

Participation:                            Worldwide

  Awards:                                  North America

  Mode:                                     SSB

  Bands:                                   160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m

  Classes:                                 Single Op (QRP/Low)

Multi-Two (Low)

  Max operating hours:             Single Op: 10 hours

Multi-Two:12 hours

  Max power: LP: 100 watts

  QRP: 5 watts

  Exchange:                              NA: Name + (state/DC/province/country)

non-NA: Name

  Work stations:                        Once per band

  QSO Points:                            NA station: 1 point per QSO

  non-NA station:                      1 point per QSO with an NA station

  Multipliers:                             Each US state/DC (including KH6/KL7) once per band

                                               Each VE province/territory once per band

                                                Each North American country (except W/VE) once per band

  Score Calculation:                   Total score = total QSO points x total mults

  Submit logs by:                      0559Z August 23, 2019

  E-mail logs to:                        (none)

  Upload log at:               

  Mail logs to:                           Bill Lippert, AC0W

2013 6th Avenue SE

Austin, MN 55912-4321


 Find rules at:



Below is a short list of this weeks contest schedule. The rules for each event are in the link below each event. Click there for all the details.


Phone Fray: 0230Z-0300Z, Aug 14

CWops Mini-CWT Test: 1300Z-1400Z, Aug 14 and 1900Z-2000Z, Aug 14 and 0300Z-0400Z, Aug 15

North American QSO Party, SSB: 1800Z, Aug 17 to 0559Z, Aug 18

ARRL Rookie Roundup, RTTY: 1800Z-2359Z, Aug 18


If you have time, get active this week in these contests and remember to post your scores for Georgia Contest Group.  If the contest is you are in is one were you can work other group member to give points and Q’s please do so.  



Mike NN9DD



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