Georgia QSO Party


Join us for the 2018 Georgia QSO Party. April 14th, 2018.

The Georgia QSO Party is sponsored by the South East Contest Club and Southeastern DX Club.

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
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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.

Send questions about the GARS activity to Pam WB1AKQ or Dave W4DTR

Please upload any photos you take to our group for everyone to see.
* Simply go to
* 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.

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