Georgia QSO Party (GQP)


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.

CONTEST PERIOD:  The Georgia QSO Party is held annually on the 2nd full weekend of April. There are two operating periods: 1800Z (2:00 pm EDST) Saturday until 0359Z (11:59 pm EDST) and Sunday and 1400Z (10:00 am EDST) to 2359Z. (7:59 pm EDST)

For more information about the GQP, go to the Georgia QSO party website.

WHO: All GARS Members and ARES members.

DESCRIPTION: See the Georgia QSO party website for a full description.

ARES Members: For ARES members – helping with setup, or operating at this event, counts as a field qualifying event.

Send questions about this GARS activity to GQPchairman

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 “2023 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.