ARRL East Bay Section

California QSO Party

Posted by nj6t on August 19th, 2007

For complete details see http://www.cqp.org/FAQ.html

1. When is the CQP?

The first full weekend of October.
(Begins: 1600 UTC – 6 October 2007
Ends: 2200 UTC – 7 October 2007)

2. What frequencies are recommended?

160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, and 2 meters
160m. CW – 1815 kHz
CW- 80-10 meters –  40 kHz up from HF band edge (3540, 7040, 14040, 21040, and 28040)
CW- 2m 144.200 MHz

Phone :
1845, 3850, 7230, 14250, 21300, and 28450 kHz
Phone: 2m   SSB 144.200, 2m FM 147.54 MHz

For 6m SSB/CW:  first try 50.135. If no activity, make short call
on 50.125  then QSY back.

3. What rally times are suggested?
a.. CW (all bands) at the half hour
b.. 160m at 0500 UTC
c..  80/75m at 0300 and 0700 UTC.
d.. 6m at 2000 and 0400 UTC
e.. 2m at 2000 and 0400 UTC.

– the California QSO Party (CQP) is the most fun that a new HF ham in California can have on the radio

www.cqp.org