RULES & REGULATIONS
THE 2023 INDEXA QSO PARTY
STARTS: 00:00 UTC Saturday Sept. 2 Ends 23:59:59 UTC Sunday Sept. 10.
OBJECTIVE: To work as many INDEXA members, INDEXA Officials, and as many non-INDEXA members as possible in as many U.S. states, Canadian provinces, and DXCC countries as possible.
OPERATOR: Single op only. Assisted allowed and encouraged.
POWER: Up to the legal limit allowed for the operator’s license class.
BANDS: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters using CW, SSB, and RTTY. Respect for other activities and observance of established band plans is strongly encouraged.
QSO PARTY EXCHANGE: SSB: RS report, INDEXA member status (N, M, or O), and State or Province for U.S. and Canadian amateurs.
CW & RTTY: RST report, INDEXA member status (N, M, O) and State or Province for U.S. and Canadian amateurs.
***DX stations will send RS(T) and member status only. Leave the state/province field blank.
CQ IQP K6XZY; K1ABC; K1ABC 5NN N CA; 5NN M ME; TU K6XYZ CQ (3 point QSO).
CQ IQP K6XZY; G4ABC; G4ABC 5NN N CA; 5NN N; TU K6XYZ CQ (1 point QSO).
CQ INDEXA K6XYZ; WB9Z; WB9Z 59 N CA; 59 O IL; Thank you K6XYZ CQ INDEXA (25 point QSO).
CQ IQP JA1XYZ; DL1XYZ; DL1XYZ 5NN M; 5NN N ; TU JA1XZY CQ (3point QSO)
SCORING: A QSO with a non-INDEXA member (N) is worth 1 point. A QSO with an INDEXA member (M) is worth 3 points. A QSO with an INDEXA official (O) is worth 25 points.
Each U.S. state, each Canadian province, and every other DXCC country count as multipliers — once per band.
Example: QSOs with 60 non-members (60 points), 40 members (120 points), and 4 INDEXA officials (100 points) = 340 points. Multipliers: 40 U.S. states; 7 Canadian provinces; 45 other countries = multiplier of 92. SCORE = 31,280.
Stations may be worked once on each mode on each band.
SPOTTING: Use of spotting networks is permitted. Self-spotting is allowed.
LOG CHECKING: All uploaded logs will be checked for errors and scores corrected accordingly.
LOG SUBMISSIONS: Logs must be submitted in Cabrillo format and uploaded to: https://indexaqp.contesting.com/
The deadline for log submission is October 1, 2023.