The most important thing to know is the date and time of the 2015 event: February 7, local time, 8am to 8pm (UTC 1600z Feb 7 to 0400z Feb 8).
Rules, tools, helpful hints, in-depth event analysis/reports and scores from past years, examples of the lovely photo-based certificates and plaques… all available for viewing from links on the BCQP page of the Orca DXCC website. Go to Orcadxcc
As always, top scores in every class receive a one-of-a-kind certificate showcasing beautiful BC . It’s a different photo every year and taken especially for the BCQP certificates and plaques. Definitely shack-worthy.
In addition, the plaque program has been extremely well-received, and thanks to sponsors there will be plaques in eight categories: Top BC Score, Top YL Score, Top Score Canada Outside BC, Top US Score, Most Electoral Districts Contacted, Top Rookie, Top DX, and Top Mixed Mode (new!).
Sponsorship of a plaque is open to any club, organization or individual involved in our hobby and the cost is just $45, so if you are interested or know someone who is, please contact me or pass along my email address. There are still many possible plaque categories: top score in a single mode and/or power, top single-band score, top team or top club score, or …
BCQP is an opportunity to hone operating skills, try out a new mode, pass on knowledge to others, enjoy the camaraderie of a team effort, support a home-grown contest, beat last year’s score, capture a unique, photo-based certificate or maybe a plaque, test out equipment and/or software, or simply, meet up with some good people.
As contest coordinator for BCQP, I am here to help.
Contest Coordinator for BCQP, Orca DXCC