QSO Party Rules

Welcome to the official rules page for the New Jersey QSO Party, an eagerly anticipated event within the amateur radio community hosted by the Burlington County Radio Club. This page provides comprehensive details on the contest's objectives, operating bands, entry categories, modes of communication, scoring system, and the exchange protocol that participants are expected to follow. Whether you're a seasoned ham operator or a newcomer to the scene, understanding these rules will ensure you're well-prepared to compete effectively and enjoy the camaraderie and excitement of the NJ QSO Party. The contest is designed to encourage radio operators to connect across New Jersey and beyond, fostering a spirit of competition and fellowship among enthusiasts. For full details on the contest's date and time, specific rules regarding NJ Club Aggregate Scores, and the necessary information for logging and submitting your contacts, please review the sections below. Happy contesting!

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  • Date: Saturday September 21st 2024
  • Start Time:Sat 10:00 AM EDT (1400 UTC on the 20th)
  • End Time:Sat 9:59 PM EDT (0159 UTC on the 22nd)


 Band  CW Phone
80M 3.550 3.825
40M 7.050 7.190
20M 14.050 14.250
15M 21.050 21.400
10M 28.050 28.400
Digital - Freqs. associated w/mode

Entry Categories


NJ Club Aggregate Score



High Power: 150W or more
Low Power: 10W to 150W
QRP: < 10W (SSB),
< 5W (CW)





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