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Announcing the 2017 Arizona QSO Party, sponsored by the ARRL Arizona Section and Catalina Radio Club, from Oct 14 1600Z to Oct 15 0600Z and Oct 15 1400Z to Oct 15 2359Z.  Phone, CW and Digital modes on 160/80/40/20/15/10/6/2 meters. 
Single-Op, Multi-Op, Arizona Multi-Multi, Arizona County Expedition and Mobile categories.  Work stations once per band and mode.  Mobiles may be worked once per band and mode in each county.  County Line operations (two counties max) count as 2 QSOs.  Outside Arizona exchange sequential serial number and location (State, Province, or DXCC Prefix).  Arizona Stations send sequential serial number and State/County abbreviation.  Suggested Frequencies (kHz):  CW:  1812, 3548, 7048, 14048, 21048, 28048, 50048.  SSB:  1848, 3848, 7189, 14248, 21348, 28448, 50148.  FM Simplex:  146.48MHz.  One point per Phone QSO, two points for CW and Digital QSOs.  Multipliers for non-AZ entries are the 15 AZ counties by band and mode.  Multipliers for AZ entries are States, Provinces, and DXCC Countries by mode.  Final score is total QSO points times total multipliers + 100pts for Special Event Station Mesa ARC, WM7RC.  Mail logs no later than Oct 31 to Catalina Radio Club, PO Box 17811, Tucson, AZ  85731 or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For full rules, along with log and summary sheets, Cabrillo electronic file format, and Award information, see http://www.azqsoparty.org.

Arizona Operators:  announce your own planned AZQP operation so we can cover ALL Arizona Counties.  Please send planned operation details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Looking forward to hearing you on the air!

(NOTE: Rule changes for this year noted in italics.)

Objective: Contact old friends, make new friends, and have fun! Join the party! Stations outside Arizona (AZ) contact as many AZ stations as possible. Arizona (AZ) stations, activating as many counties as possible, contact everybody.


Contest Period: 2nd full weekend of October, 1600Z (9am MST) Saturday to 0600Z Sunday (11pm MST Sat), and 1400Z (7am MST) Sunday to 2359Z (5pm MST) Sunday, 24 hours total. For 2017, the contest will be held October 14-15.


Categories: Single-Operator, Single Transmitter; Multi-Operator, Single Transmitter; Multi-Operator, Multi-Transmitter; AZ Mobile; AZ County Expedition. Power categories: High Power (>150W), Low Power (<150W), and QRP (<5W). AZ Mobile stations must be self-contained and capable of motion. AZ County Expedition is intended for those that would like to activate one or more counties with a single transmitter, at a temporary location, using portable antennas installed specifically for the
contest, and removed after contest conclusion.


Contest Exchange: Stations outside Arizona send sequential serial number and State, Province or DXCC prefix. Arizona Stations send sequential serial number and State/County (e.g. AZMCP). For M/M stations, each band shall use sequential serial number starting with 001.


Valid Contact: Work stations once per band/mode 160m-2m excluding WARC bands. CW and Digital are considered separate modes, and contacts in these modes must not be made in the phone band segments. Mobiles that change counties are considered as new stations, and can be worked again for both Multiplier and QSO Point credit. County line (two counties max) QSOs should be logged as two separate QSOs. Crossmode, crossband and repeater QSOs are not permitted. All operators must observe the limitations of their operator and station licenses at all times. Use of spotting networks is allowed in all categories, however, self-spotting is specifically disallowed.


Suggested frequencies (kHz unless otherwise noted): CW: 1812, 3548, 7048, 14048, 21048, 28048, 50048. SSB: 1848, 3848, 7189, 14248, 21348, 28448, 50148. FM Simplex: 146.48MHz. (Suggested mixed mode operation SSB on the hour, CW on the half hour, Digital at 45min past the hour.)


QSO Points: Count one point per phone QSO, two points per CW QSO, and two points per Digital Mode QSO.


Multipliers: Stations outside Arizona use Arizona counties by band and mode as multipliers for a total of 15 * 8 * 3 = 360.  Arizona stations use States (50) (DC counts as MD), Canadian provinces (13) and DXCC countries by mode as multipliers.


Bonus Station: Receive a one-time bonus of 100 points for a QSO with Mesa Amateur Radio Club, WM7RC, on any band and mode during the contest period.


Scoring: Total score = (QSO points * Multipliers) + Bonus Points. Mobiles count QSO points per county and multipliers from all counties (counted once). County line operations count as two QSOs for both stations.


Logging & Sumittal: Logs should indicate date/time in UTC, bands, modes, callsigns and complete exchanges. Club entries are encouraged and should be indicated if applicable. Electronic entries using the Cabrillo log format are HIGHLY encouraged. Paper entries MUST use the provided summary sheet. Dupe sheet required for paper entries over 50 QSOs.  Entries must include Station and Operator callsigns, entry category, and both email and postal mailing addresses, and be submitted no later than October 31, by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by postal mail to AZQP c/o Catalina Radio Club, PO Box 17811, Tucson AZ  85731.


Awards: Certificates will be awarded to the top scorers in each Arizona county, US state, Canadian province and DXCC country.


More information: The Arizona QSO Party Web site is at http://www.AZQSOParty.org. Check there for up-to-date information on planned fixed-station, portable and mobile activity from Arizona counties, county abbreviations, contest software information, and plaques to be awarded. AZQP results will be posted on the web site when they are complete.  Questions can be addressed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Announce Your Planned Operation in the 2017 Arizona QSO Party!

To announce your planned AZQP operation, please send details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Here are the announced 2017 AZQP planned Arizona operations (all subject to change). Please help us keep the list current -- email updates to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Include "/m" for mobile, "?" if uncertain, and operator callsigns.

Arizona Counties

County Name Exchange Planned Operations
Apache AZAPH AB7BB/m (+AB7AA)
Cochise AZCHS  
Coconino AZCNO  
Gila AZGLA WM7RC
Graham AZGHM N7AM (Digital)
Greenlee AZGLE AB7BB/m (+AB7AA)
La Paz AZLPZ  
Maricopa AZMCP  
Mohave AZMHV  
Navajo AZNVO  
Pima AZPMA W7AI
Pinal AZPNL W7AI
Santa Cruz AZSCZ  
Yavapai AZYVP  
Yuma AZYMA K7YMA