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North Carolina QSO Party

March 1, 2020 - March 2, 2020

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Ham Radio Contest

The first running of the NC QSO Party was sponsored by RARS in 1970. Since that time the contest has been run by the Alamance ARC and the Forsyth ARC, and in 2013 returned to the Raleigh ARS.


For amateur radio operators outside the state of North Carolina to make contact with North Carolina stations. Amateur radio operators within North Carolina, activating as many NC counties as possible, making contact with everyone.

Dates and Time: 1500Z, Mar 1 to 0059Z, Mar 2

North Carolina QSO Party
Status: Active
Geographic Focus: United States/Canada state/province QSO party
Participation: Worldwide
Awards: Worldwide
Mode: CW, Phone, Digital
Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, 2m
Classes: Single Op (NC/non-NC)(CW/Phone/Digital)(Low)
Single Op (NC/non-NC) Mixed (QRP/Low/High)
NC Mobile Mixed (Low)
Multi-Op (NC/non-NC)(Phone)(Low)
Multi-Op (NC/non-NC)(Mixed)(Low/High)
NC County Expedition Mixed (Low)
Max power: HP: >150 watts
LP: 150 watts
QRP: 5 watts CW or dig/10 watts phone
Exchange: NC: County
non-NC: (state/province/country)
Work stations: Once per band per mode
QSO Points: 2 points per phone QSO
3 points per CW QSO
5 points per digital QSO
Bonus Points: 50 points each for working TARHEEL Spelling Bee stations
Bonus Points: 200 additional points if all Spelling Bee stations worked
Bonus Points for NC Mobiles/Expeditions: 100 points for each county activated
Multipliers: NC stations: Each NC county, state, province, and one DXCC country once
Non-NC stations: Each NC county once
Score Calculation: Total score = (total QSO points x total mults) + bonus points
E-mail logs to: (none)
Upload log at:
Mail logs to: NC QSO Party
c/o Charles Swindell
10809 Rondeau Woods Ct.
Raleigh, NC 27614
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March 1, 2020
March 2, 2020
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