Tennessee QSO Party 2004 - Rules

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Tennessee QSO Party 2004 - Rules

Contest Period:

1800z Sunday, September 12 until 0100z Monday, September 13, 2004


RS(T) and Tennessee. County, U.S. state, Canadian province, or DXCC country.

Tennessee stations may work anyone; those outside Tennessee work only Tennessee stations. Stations may be worked once per band/mode. Mobiles may be worked again if they change counties. No repeater contacts (or contacts on repeater frequencies) allowed.


Two points per QSO on HF phone; three on HF CW or digital modes.

Four points on VHF/UHF phone; six on VHF/UHF CW.

Multipliers are Tennessee counties. (95 max.) Stations in Tennessee may also add U.S. States, Canadian provinces/territories, and DXCC countries. (don't forget to count Tennessee as a state, and Alaska, Hawaii, USA, and Canada as countries.)

Tennessee stations may also claim one bonus multiplier for every five additional QSOs with the same county. (for example, the first QSO with Davidson County is one multiplier. If five more QSOs are completed with Davidson Co. - for a total of six - you may claim a second multiplier.)

Tennessee mobiles may claim as a multiplier any Tennessee county from which they complete at least 10 QSOs.

Bonus points:

All entrants may claim 100 bonus points for each QSO with TCG headquarters station K4TCG.

Tennessee mobile operators may claim 500 bonus points for each Tennessee county from which they complete at least 10 QSOs. All bonus points are added after the geographic multiplier.

Where to look:

CW: 1815, 3540, 7040, 14040, 21040, 28040

SSB: 1855, 3900, 7240, 14280, 21390, 28390

Novice/HF Tech: 3700, 7130, 21140, 28390

VHF/UHF: 50.195, 144.195, 146.55, 223.5, 446.0


  • Single-operator fixed

  • Multiple-operator fixed

  • Mobile


  • Outside Tennessee

  • Outside Tennessee Team

  • Tennessee Team

Certificates will be awarded to the five highest scoring Tennessee stations in each category. Certificates will also be awarded to the highest scoring station in each U.S. State, Canadian call area, and DXCC country. And, a certificate will be awarded to the first-place Tennessee team, and the first-place outside-Tennessee team. TCG Headquarters station K4TCG and the TCG itself are not eligible for awards.


A team consists of between two and five stations, with any number of operators. Teams do not need to be registered in advance, and team members do not need to be members of any radio club. Team members must indicate the name of their team on their entry. There is separate competition for teams whose members are in Tennessee and for teams whose members are outside the state.

Multiple-operator stations may participate in team competition. If more than five stations in a club would like to participate in team competition, they may form more than one team.


Indicate band/mode, time, call worked, and QTH.

Dupe and summary sheets are not required. (all logs are re-scored by computer) Please do include your callsign, mailing address, team (if any) and (if you're in Tennessee) county. Mobiles must indicate county changes in their log.

Computer logs are encouraged. Cabrillo format is especially appreciated, but any ASCII text format is acceptable. Email logs are best, but MS-DOS formatted 1.44MB floppy disks are also fine. Be sure to include all required information - especially your mailing address and, for Tennessee stations, your county.

Template files for the TRLog and NA contest programs are posted on the TCG Home Page at http://www.k4ro.net/tcg.html. If you don't have Internet access, write W9WI at the address below for a copy.

Logs must be postmarked before October 12. Enclose a business-size SASE for results, or watch the TCG Home Page. Thanks!


Tennessee QSO Party

c/o Doug Smith, W9WI

1385 Old Clarksville Pike

Pleasant View, TN 37146-8098


See you on the 12th – good luck!

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