Rules for the 54th Annual Spring and Fall
QCWA QSO Parties - 2010

All licenced Radio Amateurs world wide are invited to participate in the QCWA QSO Parties .
Time/Dates: The Spring QSO party commences on April 10, 2010 and the Fall Party on September 18.
They start at 1800Z and run for a period of 24 Hours. CW, Phone, and digital modes may be used.
The virtual internet program QsoNet(cq100) can be used during the QSO Parties. A separate log is
required..Contacts made on QsoNet will only be scored with contacts made via QsoNet on 3.500 to
29.700. Remember that QsoNet cannot be combined with HF contacts. A separate log is required

Frequencies: The following 11 Bands may be used:
160: 1.800- 2.000 20: 14.000- 14.350 6: 50.000-  54.000 UHF:Above 420Mhz
80: 3.500- 4.000 15: 21.000- 21.450 144:144.000- 148.000 QsoNet: 3.500- 28.999
40: 7.000- 7.300 10: 28.000- 29.700 220:220.000-225.000
No contacts are permitted on the 10, 18 and 24 Mhz. bands, nor are Crossband or Repeater Contacts allowed

--Summary paragraph-Please include with log.
QSO'sCONTACT POINTS
Suggested Starting Frequencies:CW (Digital)X 2____________________
CW:1.810:3.540:7.035:14.040:21.050:28.050Phone ContactsX 1____________________
Phone:1.845:3.810:7.244:14.262:21.365:28.325Total Contact Points____________________(A)
Multipliers____________________(B)
Calling (CW or Phone): CQ QCWATotal Score(A x B) =_______________
Category   CW/Digital ( )   Phone ( )   Mixed ( )

Information Exchange: Call / Year / Name / Chapter, State, Prov. or Country /. Fill all Columns on the the Log Form. For the "year" column, indicate the last 2 digits of the year the contacted operator was first licensed. If that station does not belong to a QCWA chapter show only the State, Province or Country of its location. The latter would apply to Non QCWA members as well as to QCWA members not affiliated with a local chapter. Do Not mention the term "At Large"(AL) as was done several years ago, as this can be confused with AL for Alabama. For Band info, simply indicate one of the above 10 Bands in the 'band' column. Digitally produced logs should supply the same information as is in the published log.

Categories: You may choose to work all modes (MIXED) or only (PHONE) or only (CW/DIGITAL). Certificates will be issued for each Category of "Cw/digital", "Phone", or "Mixed".

Scoring: Each Phone QSO is worth one contact point. Each CW QSO or a Digital Mode QSO such as RTTY, PSK31, MFSK etc. is worth 2 contact points (show 2 points in the QSO "Pts" Column on the Log). Any station may be contacted once per mode per band. CW is considered a digital mode so a station contacted both on cw and a digital mode on the same band can only be scored once .Any station in your home QCWA chapter may be counted only once for a maximum of one QSO per station.

Regardless of band or mode a multiplier of only one point per contest is allowed for each QCWA chapter worked and for each state, Province or Country reported from stations not belonging to a QCWA Chapter. A Multiplier of 3 points will be given on each band for working our Special Events Station W2MM. It is hoped to have this station active throughout the two parties. Stations within 50 miles (80 Kms) of W2MM may work W2MM only once for a total multiplier of 3 points. Sample logs and a summary sheet may be requested from QCWA Headquarters with an SASE. The address is P O Box 3247 Framingham,MA 01705-3247 USA and on the internet at www.qcwa.org.

Awards: Certificates will be issued for the top 3 World Scores in each category. A certificate will also be issued for the top score in each category in each participating Country.

Send Logs to: W2OD, Robert Buus, 8 Donner Street, HOLMDEL N.J. 07733-2004, U.S.A. or as an e-mail attachment to : w2od@aol.com (within 30 days of contest) Contacts using QsoNet (cq100) must be logged on a separate log form and will be scored only with other QsoNet contacts. Rules/logsheets/summary form are available at website www.qcwa.org/qso-party.htm.