(ed note: Rebecca VA7BEC letting us know BCQP will be upon us sooner then we expect.)
The BCQP 2017 promotion bandwagon is rolling out. I have attached the official announcement but the most important thing is the date!
February 4, local time, 8am to 8pm (UTC 1600z Feb 4 to 0400z Feb 5).
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 http://www.orcadxcc.org/bcqp.html
Certificates and Plaques
As always, top scores in every class of entry receive a one-of-a-kind certificate showcasing beautiful BC — different photo every year taken especially for this event. Definitely shack-worthy.
In addition, with the support of amateur radio clubs and individuals, we offer a terrific plaque program. For 2017, we have nine categories: Top BC Score (Single-Op), Top YL Score, Top Score Canada Outside BC, Top US Score, Most Electoral Districts Contacted, Top DX, Top Mixed Mode, Top Club Score in BC and Top BC Score (Multi-Op).
We also recognize the top score in each federal electoral district with a special certificate. All that is required to qualify is to submit a log with at least 10 valid QSOs. As an aside… There are 42 districts and many do not get activated or participants don’t bother sending in a log. Don’t let this easy opportunity to capture some lovely wallpaper for the shack pass you by!
To see how the 2016 certificates and plaques turned out, go to http://www.orcadxcc.org/bcqp_awards.html