Sep 21 2013

2013 SCQSO Party is History

Thanks to all the participants in this year’s SC QSO Party! We couldn’t have done it without you and we hope you enjoyed participating and we hope you’ll consider joining us again next year.

And a BIG thanks to all our mobile operators. You guys are the ones that really make the state QSO parties work by activating all these rare counties. 73 and we will see you in 2014!

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Sep 14 2013

About a week to go!

So far, we know of planned operations from 38 40 42 counties! If you haven’t already, let us know your plans–especially if you’ll be activating one of the 8 6 4 remaining counties. Looking forward to hearing everybody next weekend!

Counties without confirmed operations:


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Aug 27 2013

Less Than a Month To Go

The 2013 running of the SC QSO party is less than a month away. We hope to hear you on the air! Check out the logging software that supports the contest and make sure to review the rules. We look forward to working you on the 21st! The Counties page has also been updated to reflect the latest SC Amateur Radio population per county, so if you’re planning a mobile operation, this might be of great interest to you.

Note: The only rule change this year is that mobile operators gain a multiplier for each county they activate (min. 1 QSO per county).

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Jan 08 2013

2012 SCQP Results

The results of the 2012 SCQSO party have been posted. Congrats to all the winners and thanks for entering the 2012 SC QSO Party. It wouldn’t have been possible without each of you. We are also pleased to announce that winners will be receiving plaques this year thanks to the generosity of the Columbia ARC. And a special thanks to our mobile entrants AD8J, N4XML, and W4RWL/N4TAL. These 3 stations combined for just over 1,000 QSO’s and activated 28 of 46 SC Counties.

In total, nearly 3,000 QSO’s were made during the 2012 contest from 36 of 46 counties, 42 of 50 states, 7 of 13 Canadian Provinces, and 30 DX entities. Please tell your friends and encourage them to participate and to submit their logs for next year! See you in September.

A few stats…

2012 QSO's by County

2012 QSO’s by County

2012 QSO by County

2012 QSO by County

2012 QSO's by Band and Time

2012 QSO’s by Band and Time

2012 QSO by Time

2012 QSO by Time

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Oct 21 2012

2012 SCQP is History

The 2012 running of the South Carolina QSO Party is now in the books and on behalf of the Columbia ARC, we wish to thank you for your participation.

Logs have been received and scoring will begin soon with results posted in early January.

We hope to see you next year with more stations and more counties and possibly some special certificates so stay tuned!

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Sep 10 2012

SC QSO Party Presentation

Attached is a presentation given at the Columbia Amateur Radio Club on Sept. 3, 2012.

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Jan 02 2012

2011 Results

The results from the 2011 SC QSO Party have been posted. Congrats to all the plaque and certificate winners and a big thanks to all those who entered–it wouldn’t be much fun without you!

Check out our new rules and we hope to see you all back next year!

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Jan 02 2012

Welcome to the New Home of the SC QSO Party!

Significant changes have been made to the QSO party and we hope to see you in the fall! Special thanks to the Columbia Amateur Radio Club for sponsoring this event.

Some of the highlights:

  • New categories, including Rover, Multi-Op, and Single-Op.
  • Scoring changes to eliminate the requirement that SC stations work other SC for multipliers.
  • Elimination of the power multipliers to encourage those who have the ability to run high power to do so
  • New rover pages showing rover plans so that other ops will know when and where to look for those elusive rover activated counties

My thanks to noted contester John, K4BAI of SECC and GAQP fame for input into these rules. Indeed, if you have operated in the GAQP, then you’ll find many similarities between their rules and the new SCQP rules.

See you on the air!

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