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CQC Great Colorado Gold Rush Masthead by WØOOW
2 Hours: Sunday afternoon, July 17, 2022
(Always held on the 3rd Sunday in July)



The Great Colorado Gold Rush
CQC Officers and committee chairs...
It was 1859 before CW.  It was 1859 before spark.  It was 1859 before our time was taken away with "reality" television, DVD's, cell phones, and email.  It was 1859 before daylight saving time.  Take a moment to relax and enjoy the "real" world.  This mid-summer event might just build your WAS, DXCC, and provide you with some operating pleasure. Be a part of history!  Are you certified at 65 WPM?  Good for you.  Are you happy at 8 WPM?  That is just fine too.  Just get on and work someone!

The Great Colorado Gold Rush Logo We'll need volunteers to operate Colorado QRP Club call signs WØCQC and NØCQC to provide lucky operators with extra bonus points throughout the contest! Although each call sign can be transmitted simultaneously they need to be under the control of different operators at different locations.

This is a great opportunity to learn a bit about contesting during a short (and pleasant) two hour sprint so why not volunteer? (Contact Webmaster)

Nuts 'n Bolts:


July 17, 2022 - 2000 through 2159 UTC (2 pm to 3:59 pm MST local time in the Colorado mining camps!)
[2 Hours in the afternoon on the third Sunday of every July]


20 meters only (on or around 14.060 MHz - please spread out as needed)


CW only

Making Calls:

try "CQ GR"


5 Watts maximum for anyone wishing to submit a log for scoring.
(Those not wishing to compete can run any amount of power authorized by law although we'd still like to encourage you to use QRP!)


RST and SPC + (State, Province, or Country)

Example:  559 CO


1 point for each contact with any station (one time each).
5 points, each (for a total of 10 points), for contacting WØCQC and/or NØCQC


Submit logs showing time, callsign worked, exchange, and QSO points for each station worked

Log Example:

Call Sign RST/RST SPC QSO Points
2004 WØCQC 579/579 CO 5
2011 KH6JDO 439/559 HI 1
2044 KBØJFH 559/559 NC 1
2101 W6ZZM 579/579 CA 1
2125 NØCQC 599/589 CO 5
2133 WN6CDA 589/589 CA 1
2142 KBØACE 559/559 KS 1
2151 WBØJNR 599/599 CO 1
Total       16

Please exclude all duplicate contacts and advise us of your power output. Although not required, we would also appreciate
a description of your equipment, antenna(s), location (QTH), and if you were using a renewable energy source (solar, wind,
hydro, geothermal, etc.) Please provide a current email address.



Logs must be emailed no later than 30 days after the contest. Logs received after this deadline will be used as check logs only.

Email soapbox comments and logs (in spreadsheet format like the above example) to:
Vince Kumagai, KIØRB vkumagai@q.com


How would your score turn out at the assay office?


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