Florida QSO Party (April 27-28, 2024)


Come Have Fun With Us!

It's that time of year again, time for the Florida QSO Party. This event is OPEN to ALL and is a great event for everyone. If you have never made a HF contact, this is for you! If you want to practice and improve your contesting skills, this is for you! If you just want to make simple contacts, this is for you!

The event will be on April 27 & 28. Stay for a little, or the whole time. There's plenty of time for everyone to get on the air, and we will be there to help if you need it. It will be a good time!

For those going to the HamCation Picnic come on out and help us set up if you can, then go to the picnic and come back after the picnic for some on-the-air fun.

We have a signup sheet if you would like to reserve operating, logging, and/or shadowing time. (Click here to reserve some time.)

LMARS Club Operation

LMARS will set up and operate the club trailers at Central Winds Park in Winter Springs. Attendees are invited to assist with setup and teardown, this is a great learning experience. We will begin set up on Saturday at 10:00 AM and teardown will between 4:00 & 6:00pm EDT on Sunday.

N4EH Contest Operation

LMARS will operate single sideband (SSB) and CW under the club’s callsign N4EH on 10, 15, 20 and 40 Meter bands. We will be using two ICOM IC-7300 radios and N3FJP logging software. It's a great contesting setup.

OBJECT: For radio amateurs outside of the state of Florida to make contact with as many Florida stations in as many of the 67 Florida counties as possible. Florida operators work anyone outside and within Florida.

CONTEST PERIOD: Starts the last Saturday of April. For 2024, the Florida QSO Party dates will be April 27th- 28th. There are two, 10-hour operating periods separated by a 10-hour break period, for a total 20 hours.

Additional Files:

Follow N4EH's contesting live!

2024 LMARS Florida QSO Party Information.docx

Official Contest Information

N3FJP download for FQP contest (Inside Florida only)

FQP Rules:

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