|Kentucky QSO Party Operating Rules – 2023
- 1300Z June 3 –> 0100Z June 4
- 9AM – 9PM EDT, Saturday, June 3
- 8AM – 8PM CDT, Saturday, June 3
- Phone (SSB/FM)
- RTTY (no other digital modes)
All contacts must be simplex, no repeaters.
||160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, 2
- Fixed Station – Single Op
- Fixed Station – Multi-Single (non-club)
- KY Club
- KY Mobile – Single-Op Unassisted (operator also drives)
- KY Mobile – Single-Op Assisted (operator has a driver)
- Expedition (KY portable stations only)
(Mobiles and Expeditions see County Line Operations below)
- High Power: More than 100 watts
- Low Power: 100 watts or less
- QRP: 5 watts or less
|Work KY Stations
||Once per band, per mode, per county
- 1 point per completed Phone QSO
- 2 points per completed CW QSO
- 2 points per completed RTTY QSO
|Bonus Station K4KCG
||K4KCG may be worked once per BAND and MODE for 100 bonus points per QSO. For example, a station working K4KCG on 20M CW, RTTY and SSB would earn 300 bonus points. Logging programs need not track earned bonus points — after your Cabrillo log is submitted, the KYQP committee will add bonus points to your posted score. Thus bonus stations may change each year, without needing logging program updates.
NOTE: The K4KCG Bonus will be added to your score total automatically.
||CW: 1.815, 3.540, 7.040, 14.040, 21.040, 28.040, 50.095 and 144.060
SSB: 1.865, 3,810, 7.190, 14.250, 21.300, 28.450, 50.135 and 144.250
RTTY: 3.580, 7.080, 14.080, 21.080 and 28.080
||For Kentucky Station operators (including mobiles)
- Each unique Kentucky-based station is a multiplier when worked in each of the 120 counties.
- When logging other Kentucky stations, enter the KY County as the exchange (not KY).
- Each USA state (not ARRL section), including DC, and each Canadian Province.
- DX contacts count for QSO points only. Enter DX for the exchange.
For Non-Kentucky Station operators
- Each Kentucky-based station is a multiplier based on their county.
- When logging Kentucky stations, enter the KY County as the exchange (not KY).
For ALL operators
- KY Mobiles or Expeditions traveling to a new KY county may be contacted again for QSO Point and County Multiplier credit.
- All entries using 5 watts or less, Power Multiplier = 3.
- All entries using 100 watts or less, Power Multiplier = 2.
- All entries using more than 100 watts, Power Multiplier = 1.
- Total score = QSO Points x QSO Multipliers x Power Multiplier + Bonus Station points.
- An additional 100 points is added to your final score as a bonus for submitting a Cabrillo log file.
|County Line Operations
||KY Fixed/Mobile/Expedition stations may setup on a county line, such as McCreary and Whitley:
- Spot yourself and enter MCY/WHI in the comments.
- Call CQ like this: CQ CQ KYQP de N4TY/MCY/WHI
- And send the exchange as: 599 MCY/WHI
- Operators must log you twice, but some logger programs like N1MM will log 2 QSOs for you.
- KY stations on a county line may be claimed as a separate QSO and multiplier from each county.
- KY Mobiles and Expeditions that move to a new county are considered to be a new station and may be contacted again for QSO point credit.
- There are no Assisted (spotting) vs Unassisted classes.
- Spotting Assistance is always allowed and encouraged!
- N1MM has no Expedition or Mobile category, so KY stations that operate in multiple counties should configure N1MM as Rover, but submit their log as either Mobile or Expedition.
||Plaques are awarded for the highest score in the CW, SSB, and Mixed categories based on merit:
- KY (Single-op, Multi-single, Club, Mobile)
- The K4KCG Bonus station is not plaque-eligible, but Clubs are (note your club name in your Cabrillo file).
- All KY entries with the same club affiliation compete with all other KY clubs for the Club plaque.
- For KY stations, do not enter “Kentucky Contest Group” as your club affiliation.
- USA (non-KY)
||Visit the Log Submissions page to upload your Cabrillo log file.