Kentucky QSO Party Operating Rules for 2018
Date/Time 14:00 UTC June 2 until 02:00 UTC June 3

(9:00 AM until 9:00 PM on Saturday, June 2)    Central Daylight Savings Time

Mode CW, SSB, Digital-RTTY (Cabrillo “RY”)
Bands 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, 2
Repeator Contacts Not Allowed (any band)

Fixed – Single Op (QRP/Low/High)

Fixed – Multi-Op (QRP/Low/High)

Mobile (QRP/Low/High)

Power HP: More than 100 watts
LP: 100 watts or less
QRP: 5 watts or less
Exchange KY: RS(T) + County  (Use 3 Letter Abbreviation from Official List below)

Official List of KY County Abbreviations

Non-KY (USA): RS(T) + (state)

Non-KY (Canada): RS(T) + (province)

Non-KY (DX): RS(T) + (“DX”)

Work Stations Once per band per mode
QSO Points 1 point per completed Phone QSO

2 points per completed CW QSO

2 points per completed Digital QSO

Bonus Stations W4NJA and KY4XX

Bonus stations may be worked ONCE per BAND and MODE for 100 bonus points per each QSO.  For example, a station working W4NJA on 20M CW, RTTY and SSB would earn a total of 300 bonus points.

Suggested Frequencies SSB: 1.865, 3,810, 7.190, 14.250, 21.300, 28.450, 50.135 and 144.250
CW: 1.815, 3.540, 7.040, 14.040, 21.040, 28.040, 50.095 and 144.060
RTTY:  3.580, 7.080, 14.080, 21.080 and 28.080
QSO Multipliers Multipliers are counted ONCE only.

Kentucky Stations (including mobile)
1. Each Kentucky county – 120 possible, When logging other Kentucky stations, enter the KY County as the exchange (not KY).
2. Each USA state including DC
3. Each Canadian Province/Territory.
4. DX contacts count for QSO points only. Enter DX for the exchange.

Non-Kentucky Stations 
1. Each Kentucky county, 120 possible.
2. Kentucky Mobile stations, when they change counties, may be worked as a new station.

Power Multiplier QRP – 3

Low Power – 2

High Power – 1

Score Calculation Total score = total QSO points x total mults x power multiplier + Bonus Station points

An additional 100 points will be added to the final score for the submission of your Cabrillo log file.

Submission Address E-Mail logs to

Paper logs are not eligible for awards, but can be mailed in to receive a participation certificate.  See the Log Submissions page.

E-Mails should contain the log in Cabrillo Format.

Please name the Cabrillo File and make the subject of your e-mail: your call.

Submission Deadline June 23, 2018