California QSO Party

The CQP takes Cabrillo files using either version 2.0 or version 3.0. The ideal QSO line syntax is as follows:

           MO                 -----SENDER'S INFO---- ----RECEIVER'S INFO----
QSO: FREQ  DE DATE       TIME CALLSIGN     SER# QTH  CALL      SER#     QTH
QSO: 14250 PH 2014-10-04 1600 W1AW/6       0001 SCLA NS6T         1     ALAM

The exact amount of space between fields is not crucial. Ideally the sent QTH and received QTH should be one of the official 58 4-character California county abbreviations, the official 58 2-character US state and Canadian province abbreviations, or DX — all in the online list.

We also support having an extra column at the end of the line for the transceiver number.

           MO                 -----SENDER'S INFO---- ----RECEIVER'S INFO----  Trans
QSO: FREQ  DE DATE       TIME CALLSIGN     SER# QTH  CALL      SER#     QTH     #
QSO: 14250 PH 2014-10-04 1600 W1AW/6       0001 SCLA NS6T         1     ALAM    1