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50th Running Of The CQP!
1600 UTC October 3, 2015 to 2200 UTC October 4, 2015

Print Your Own
2014 CQP Certificate of Achievement !

2014 CQP
County Line Expedition
2014 CQP
N6A Expedition
Alpine County
2014 CQP
K6D Expedition
Del Norte County
Fred, N6YEU & Alan, AD6E
GLEN-MEND couny line.
More photos HERE
A new M/M HP Record ?
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Great Operation from Del Norte County
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The California QSO Party (CQP) is held every year on the first weekend of October.  The first CQP took place in 1966. Since 1974, the Northern California Contest Club (NCCC) has sponsored CQP.  CQP has traditionally opened the annual contest season by providing an opportunity for contesters to prepare for the ARRL November Sweepstakes since the format is similar.

Stations outside of California, worldwide, work stations in California only. The 58 counties of CA are the multipliers. California stations work all stations in or out of CA. The 50 US states and 8 Canadian areas are the multipliers.  Stations outside of Canada and the US add to one's QSO total but do not count as multipliers. See the full set of CQP Rules for more details.

On this site you will find lots of information, so peruse the index above and learn all about the California QSO Party!  Also, be sure to visit the NCCC website for the latest scoop on a super contest club.

  • After CQP
    • Send In Your Log.  START HERE
      NOTE: See the Rules page for submitting via email or regular mail.
    • After you submit your log, you can check to be sure it's listed on the CQP server here: robot.cqp.org
    • Submit your log no later than Friday, October 31, 2014.
    • CQP T-Shirts - Like the wine, each year’s T-shirt is a special vintage.  For 2014 the color is Yellow.  Place your order for a T-shirt by sending an email to shirts@cqp.org stating the sizes and quantities for each size (M/L/XL/XXL/XXL), the call sign of the CQP operation, the call sign of the person placing the order, and the address to ship to.  All orders are due by February 15, 2015.  T-Shirts will ship in March.  Send payment, $15 ($20 for DX entries), either via PayPal [using this email address: paypal@nccc.cc ] -- or a check to:
      NCCC, Tom Carney, K6EU; 1545 Elwood Drive; Los Gatos, CA 95032

Contest Logs

Please refer to the Rules web page for the preferred way to submit your log.


Contact Information

Many NCCCers contribute to making the CQP a success.  Feel free to contact any of the following members for additional information or comments:

Rules, Awards, Questions & General Information: Chris Tate, N6WM
County Operation Plans: Bob Wilson, N6TV
WACC: Fred Jensen, K6DGW
Website: John Miller, K6MM

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Northern California Contest Club
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