Join us for the 2018 Georgia QSO Party. April 14th, 2018.
Georgia QSO Party (GQP) has been challenging amateurs all over the world with the best award/plaque program in the US. Hopefully all 159 Georgia counties will be on the air this year. The GQP is held in a pair of ten-hour sessions on the second full weekend in April; this year that will be April 14th, 15th, 2018.
For more information about the GQP, go to Georgia QSO party
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We will be holding a Digital Workshop on Saturday, starting around 10:00am. If you need help setting up your radio and laptop to operate digital modes, bring them and our Digital Experts will help you.
Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 9:30AM – 8:00PM Local
Sunday, April 15, 2018 – 9:30AM – 4:00PM Local
EAA 690 Hangar
690 Airport Rd
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Lat/Lon ==> 33.9794285N / 83.9682776W
Map ====> https://goo.gl/maps/wAmYoU2dgAt
ALL Area Radio Amateurs are Invited
Come out and have some fun operating with us. We plan to have four stations (2 – CW, 2 – SSB) on the air operating while we are there during the QSO Party.
SATURDAY – Please join us for a dutch breakfast at the Golden Corral (2155 Riverside Parkway Lawrenceville, GA 30045) starting at 7:30am, or plan to meet us at the EAA 690 Hangar (our regular GARS Meeting location) anytime after 9:30am. We will setup the antennas and equipment and provide some lunch, and be ready to begin operating at 2:00pm (that’s the official start time for the GQP on Saturday). We will provide some dinner that evening around 6:00pm, and break for the night around 8:00pm.
SUNDAY – We will come back starting at 9:30am and be ready to begin operating at 10:00am (that’s the official start time for the GQP on Sunday). We will provide some lunch and continue to operate until around 4:00pm. Then, we will take down the antennas, pack up the equipment and go home.
For ARES members – helping with setup, or operating at this event, counts as a field qualifying event.
Please upload any photos you take to our Groups.io group for everyone to see.
* Simply go to https://groups.io/g/GARS/photos
* Click on the “New Album” button
* Enter an Album name in the format “2018 Georgia QSO Party by YourCallSign”
* Click the “Create” button
* Click the “+ Add Photos” button
* and upload away!
When you are done, please send an email to the group letting them know you uploaded some pictures.