The Razorback Contest Club sponsors the annual Arkansas QSO Party. The ARQP is held each year on the 2nd Saturday in May. Stations worldwide outside the State of Arkansas, work stations in Arkansas only. Arkansas stations work everyone. There are 75 Arkansas counties which are the multipliers for out-of-state participants (see ARQP rules). For in-state Arkansas stations, there are the 75 Arkansas counties, 49 states, 13 Canadian provinces, and 1 DX multiplier (see ARQP rules).
In recent years past, we have seen a steady growth of interest and participation in the ARQP. This is due, in part, to our fixed stations all around the state, and the tremendous endeavor by the Mobile, Portable, and Rover stations to activate as many Arkansas counties as possible. We deeply appreciate all our fine hams who participate in-state, to make the ARQP a successful and fun event for everyone!
We also have many great radio clubs across the state that participate each year and join in on the fun in the Multi-Operator Division. Each year different Arkansas club stations participate in the ARQP as Co-Bonus Stations and provide as many bonus QSOs as possible. (See “Additional Notes” in the ARQP Rules.)
One of the unique features of the Arkansas QSO Party is that we have not one, but two Co-Bonus Stations operating each year.
The ARQP 2020 Co-Bonus Stations will be the Noise Blankers Radio Group – WR5P, and the Razorback Contest Club – W5YO. Each time you work one of these stations per band and mode, you earn 200 points per QSO!