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The Illinois QSO Party Reflector   Hints and Tips For The ILQP



The reflector can be used for posting any messages related to the IL QSO Party such as:
- announcing counties you will activate from a mobile or portable operation
- discuss operating and equipment strategy
- announce your claimed score after the contest
- make comments and suggestions regarding the contest


- Go to http://mailman.qth.net
- Click on "Subscribe to Lists"
- Scroll down and click on ILQSO
- Follow sign-up instructions on web page.

You will receive an email asking you to confirm your sign-up. When you reply, your subscription will be activated.
After you are signed up, email posted by other subscribers will be automatically emailed to you.
To send a message of your own, send email to ILQSO@mailman.qth.net (Note, only those who are subscribed to the list can post messages to it.)

The reflector is free of charge through the courtesy of QTH.NET


The Illinois QSO party is held on Sunday of the third full weekend in October (local times).

Future Dates for the ILQP are:
October 22, 2017
October 21, 2018
October 20, 2019
October 18, 2020

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When calling CQ or running a frequency, stand by often for mobiles and rovers who may be buried under the fixed station signals.

Many years the ILQP coincides with the Jamboree On The Air. Please be courteous to our future contesters. Give them space and make contacts with them as well.

QSO's must be logged using the long standing four letter abbreviations for Illinois counties. These abbreviations are shown on the summary sheet. The accepted abbreviations for US states and Canadian provinces are also shown. Using ambiguous abbreviations may result in busted contacts.

Remember, there is a minimum data set that constitutes a valid QSO log entry. Missing or incomplete QSO data may result in a busted contact. See the current year rules sheet for details.

Operators should log contacts using GMT time and date. Submissions in other time and date standard may be returned to the entrant for correction.

Electronic logs must be submitted in either cabrillo or excel format. Any other format may be used if prior approval is given by the ILQP Committee.

A paper printout from a computer logging program submitted without the electronic log file or cabrillo file will be considered a check log and not entered into competition.


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