2017 marks the 56th (nearly) consecutive year that the 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 8th,9th, 2017.
For more information about the GQP, go to Georgia QSO party
Saturday, April 8, 2017 – 9:30AM – 8:00PM Local
Sunday, April 9, 2017 – 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. Please join us for a dutch breakfast at the Golden Corral (2155 Riverside Parkway Lawrenceville, GA 30045) starting at 7:30am on Saturday, or plan to meet us at the EAA 690 Hangar (our regular GARS Meeting location) anytime after 9:30am on Saturday. We will setup the antennas and equipment and provide some lunch (probably pizza), and be ready to begin operating at 2:00pm (that’s the official start time for the GQP on Saturday). We plan to have four stations (2 – CW, 2 – SSB) on the air operating while we are there during the QSO Party. In addition, Larry AB4NX and Bill WR1TR will be hosting an “ARES Digital Workshop” (more details to come) starting shortly after 2pm on Saturday. We will provide some dinner Saturday evening around 6:00pm (probably hot dogs and chili), and break for the night by 9:00pm. We will come back on Sunday 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 (TBD) and continue to operate until around 4:00pm. Then, we will take down the antennas and pack up the equipment.
For ARES members – helping with setup, or operating at this event, counts as a field qualifying event.