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The Alabama Contest Group (ACG) is the primary sponsoring entity for the Alabama QSO Party. This organization have been very helpful in organizing and publicizing/promoting this event. If you are interested in information about the Alabama Contest Group, please take a moment to visit the Alabama Contest Group website for more information.


(Nov 17th, 2014) Looking for a new management group. Any individual, group or club. Probably only takes about two or three people to manage and conduct this activity. This would be a great time to get involved as I will just start working on the publicity, etc. If you are interested, contact me at 334-886-2883 or via email at KC4HW at centurytel dot net.

(Apr 12th, 2015) I have created a page where I can show the amount of time spent working on the AQP. This may not be exact but I will try to accurately indicate the time.

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(Apr 12th, 2015) The 2015 Alabama QSO Party is just around the corner. If you are planning on operating please let me know what county and mode(s) you are going to operate. If you are planning on operating mobile, please let me know your plans!

I have created the beginnings of the Frequently Asked Questions page (a work in progress).

(Jan 24th, 2015) I have added the information for the 2015 AQP on the left. No change in the rules from last year! I have updated the AQP Flyer, please print and take some of these to your next club meeting--Thanks!

(Aug 31th, 2014) The Alabama Contest Group announces that the results of the 2014 Alabama QSO Party are now available. Congratulations to the category/plaque winners! Plaques and certificates will be forthcoming (please be patience--will announce on this page when they are in the mail). You may reviewed the results page.

(Aug 26th, 2014) I have turned on the Received Logs page. If you notice something in error, please let me know right away.



Jerry K5YAA provided these pictures of his HP mobile setup.


Antennas, Antennas and more Antennas! I count 3 Hustlers and a screwdriver!
This pic was from the Nebraska QSO Party at Sioux Co. The mobile setup was the same.



This is Ed/KN4Y and his mobile. Ed has been a long time supporter of the AQP


Nice setup!


(Jun 25th, 2014) Deadline for 2014 AQP Logs is Jul 7th.

Thanks for your participation and support, please send in your log to logs@alabamaqsoparty.org the log should be in the cabrillo format if at all possible.

I will accept paper logs if you didn't computer log. However, please send those in as soon as you can, because I will have to type your log into a cabrillo file and it does take a good bit of time to go from paper to cabrillo.

Unfortunately because of all the other activities going on, I have not acknowledged receipt of any of the logs received. If you don't know if you have sent your log, then just send it again and I will sort through the duplicates.

So far I have received 129 logs. 121 in various formats (ADI, XLS, CAB, CBR, LOG, etc) formats and 8 paperlogs.

(Jun 14th, 2014) I am behind a bit because of the WX event that happened here on Jun 8th, plus I am going to visit my Grandson for his 6th birthday. I will catch up toward the end of this month.

2014 Alabama QSO Party will be held on Jun 7th, see Rules for details.

Thanks for the support and participation. We have all counties covered. But I strongly urge you to get on from your county and help us with participation. Please look at the County Activity page and look at the counties that only have one op in them. We definitely could use additions ops in those counties.

If you will let me know before 7:30AM CDST Jun 7th I will try my best to get the activity page updated. After that I will be on the road. Thanks again!

  • Also look for the W1AW/4 (Alabama) Special Event Station(s) during the AQP. They will be operating from many counties, so please be sure to put these stations in your log with their County(ies).

  • Here is an operating tips from K4TD: As you all know, W4HOD will be putting W1AW/4 on the air during the AQP. This should bring a whole lot more attention to Alabama for the event due to the international demand for contacts with that special event station. Because of the extended focus this weekend, the potential exists for you to harvest more contacts by piggybacking on that operation. The way to do this is to check for W1AW/4 spots on the telnet cluster and position yourself in proximity to their operating frequency. That way you put yourself in a position to be heard by stations that might not otherwise know you're on the air. Care must be taken to avoid the space in which W1AW/4 might be conducting split operations, but otherwise, proximity should work to your advantage. The OPs at W4HOD have been made aware of this possibility so they can plan accordingly.

    Have fun and get on the air to support the AQP.


  • All counties are scheduled to have activity. Take a look at the County Activity. But we can always use other Fixed, Mobile and Club stations, so if you are planning on operating please send me an email kc4hw(at)alabamaqsoparty(dot)org and tell me what county(s) you will operate.


  • If your club station will be active please let me know.


  • The 2013 AQP Results link is enabled. We would like to congratulations to all the Winners.

  • From Mr M.D. Smith/WA4DXP

    I made a total of about 29 contacts, but some may not count. I was in the car a long time Saturday, but I did have a lot of fun. Had a camera and a tiny tripod and with timer, I could take the photos you see with ME in the photos. I was single driver and single operator.




    I traveled to Scottsboro, Mentone, Desoto Falls, Desoto Park, Craigmare Manor and the Ft. Payne train station and museum and navagating the thunderstorms. For a first timer, it was a memorable experience. Can't talk so good today, but I guess that's normal. 73 M.D.

  • Thanks for a great time and it was fun being the only one active in a few counties! Will do it again next year!!! 73 Chuck KK4TE Axis, Alabama
    Charlie/KD4TT and Chuck/KK4TE


  • The results of the 2012 AQP are available. Congratulations to all the plaque winner. Certificates are in the mail (Apr 16th, 2013) and plaques will be forthcoming.


    The N4ZZ Banner for the 2012 AQP Run

    AD4EB Jim Hall, KI4HVY Melody Hall, N4ZZ Don Binkley



    John/AD8J and his brother Mike as they prepared to start their trip in the 2012 AQP.
  • I have a Power Point presentation that perhap you can use to present to your local club. You can get to it at this link. If you have some suggestions to improve this presentation, please let me know. Thanks!
  • Have activated the County Activity Page. If you are planning on operating please send me an email kc4hw(at)alabamaqsoparty(dot)com and tell me what county(s) and modes you will operate. If your club station will be active please let me know. 05/12/2012


    Jim/KC4HW presenting Jerry/N4JF his plaque from the 2011 Alabama QSO Party



    K4BAI John Laney 2006 AQP Mobile


    Dave Curran KB4ET "QSOP War Wagon"


    2006 AQP - Montgomery ARC


    • If you have any questions, please contact me at kc4hw@alabamaqsoparty.org. Thanks and hope to see or hear you in the 2011 Alabama QSO Party!

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    • Please use the links to the left for the lastest rules. There have been changes, so please look them over closely. Also check out the county abbreviations as they have also changed. If you have any questions, please let me know at kc4hw{at}alabamaqsoparty{dot}org.
    • A Word about Corrections: I try to make the results, scoring and webpages error free, but in an effort to get the information published, there are errors, typos, etc. that just creep in and go undetected in different documents. Please let me know if you see anything that needs attention and I will get corrections made as soon as possible. Thanks!

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    • The Alabama Contest Group (ACG) is the primary sponsoring entity for the Alabama QSO Party. This organization have been very helpful in organizing and publicizing/promoting this event. If you are interested in information about the Alabama Contest Group, please take a moment to visit the Alabama Contest Group website for more information.

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