Colorado QSO Party (COQP)
Sponsor: Pikes Peak Radio Amateur Association
Foreword: Welcome to the Colorado QSO Party. We hope that you enjoy the contest. All licensed radio amateur operators are encouraged to enter. Those entering are highly encouraged to read and follow all points in the rules. There are several important changes from the previous year.
Object: For amateurs outside of the state of Colorado to make contact with as many Colorado stations as possible. Colorado stations, activating as many counties as possible, work everyone.
Contest: Period is the 1st full weekend of September. The contest period for 2011 is from 1200 UTC 3 Sept. 20011 until 0400 UTC 4 Sept 2011 (6AM to 10PM MDT). Total time of 16 hours. The full 16 hours may be operated.
Tilt-N-Raise and Colorado QSO Party
The use of the Tilt-N-Raise antenna mount in the Colorado QSO Party event is a great idea. You can use the Tilt-N-Raise to get your antenna up in short order and then you can concentrate on getting the rest of your gear operational. Think of the extra Colorado counties you and your group (if you are in one) can have in the logs. The antenna is a major part of an amateur radio station operating in Colorado QSO Party and the last thing you need to worry about is whether the antenna will stay upright during the Colorado QSO Party. If you have yet to buy a Tilt-N-Raise then just use our link to order a Tilt-N-Raise for yourself, then you can rest easy while working the Colorado QSO Party or any other radio event.