Georgia QSO Party


Join us for the 2021 Georgia QSO Party. April 10th & 11th 2021.

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 10th & 11th, 2021.

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.

WHEN: April 10th & 11th, 2021.

WHERE: Your QTH or a site of your choosing.

WHO: All GARS Members.

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

GARS GQP AWARDS: GARS will recognize top scoring members (in good standing) in the categories of “Most CW contacts made“, “Most phone contacts made“, and “Most combined contacts made“. To participate in this awards program, please email your logs to GQPchairman within 7 days of the contest conclusion (April 18 @ 23:59 EDT). Awards will be presented at the next GARS Club Meeting that we have in person after the GQP concludes.

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 “2021 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.