QCWA invites all licensed radio amateurs world-wide to participate in the QCWA QSO Parties. The QCWA QSO Parties are friendly operating events in the format of a contest.
Exchange: Stations exchange their chapter number, operator's name, and the operator's year first licensed shown by the last 2 digits. QCWA members belonging to more than one chapter should choose one of their chapters for the exchange. QCWA members who are not affiliated with a chapter send "999." Non-members of QCWA send "NON." 999 and NON are not additional multipliers for scoring. Example exchange: 119 Ted 62.
Scoring: Completed CW/Digital QSOs score at 2 points; phone QSOs score at 1 point. The score calculation is the number of completed and logged QSO points multiplied by the number of chapters worked. Stations may be worked on multiple bands and modes. Each chapter number counts only once for the whole event. Additionally, 100 additional bonus points are awarded for each QSO with QCWA Station W2MM on bands and modes, and duplicate QSOs on a band/mode do not count for additional bonus points.
Certificates: Certificates will be issued for the top 3 world-wide winners of the CW/Digital, Phone, Mixed, and QsoNet (CQ100) modes. A certificate will also be issued for the overall winner in each represented chapter.
QCWA Club Station Special Multiplier: The QCWA station W2MM is expected to be active and counts for an additional 100 points bonus points for each QSO by band/mode, but duplicates on a band/mode do not count for additional bonus points. W2MM will use the exchange elements for the operator.
Logs: Send written logs to Robert Buus W2OD, 8 Donner Street, Holmdel, NJ 07733-2004 or digital logs in Cabrillo format to W2OD at aol dot com. Deadline for submissions will be 30 days after the event date. Stations operating the QsoNet mode are to be logged on separate forms and will only be scored within their QsoNet mode category.
These rules and printable paper log forms are published on the QCWA website at www.qcwa.org/qso-party.htm