All State QSO Party news and important participant notes will be posted below…

January 10, 2023
The State QSO Party 2023 Challenge Results Summary has been posted on our website. 2023 SQP Challenge online certificates are available to download. Watch our for more news about the 2024 SQP Challenge.

February 4, 2022
The State QSO Party Group has approved the Canadian Prairies QSO Party for the 2022 SQP Challenge competition and the 2022 WAQP awards. We are excited to have this new QP onboard and we look forward to participating in this brand new QP! We now have 47 QPs for 2022!

Below is the official announcement …

The Organizing Committee for the Canadian Prairies QSO Party is pleased to announce the first ever event highlighting amateur radio activities in the three Canadian Prairie Provinces: Alberta (VE6),  askatchewan (VE5) and Manitoba (VE4).  The inaugural CPQP will take place on Saturday, May 14 from 1700z to 0300z, Sunday, May 15, 2022 (10 hours).  The event is open to all licensed amateurs worldwide.  The objective is for amateurs in the three provinces to contact other ham operators across North America and the world.
Please visit for rules and complete information on first running of the Canadian Prairies QSO Party.
Ed Richardson VE4VT, On behalf of the CPQP Committee

February 1, 2022
New Instructional Video – How to make a submission.
Video link –
Thanks Anthony, K8ZT, for another wonderful training video.

January 2, 2022

The 2021 SQP Challenge results are now available… click here to view.  Click here to view the 2021 WAQP results.Online certificates are available to all stations who qualified for the 2021 SQP Challenge. Click here to download your SQP Challenge/WAQP certificates.

Many have asked if we’re going to have the SQP Challenge for 2022.  The answer is ABSOLUTELY! We would like to welcome the Quebec QSO Party as a 2022 SQP Challenge “Approved Contest”. We currently have 47 QSO Party contests approved for 2022!
QP contesting activity during the last two years has been at an all-time high and we’re here to help make 2022 even better!  We’ll kick-off the ‘big dance’ at the Vermont QSO Party on February 5th at 0000z. See you there!

August 10, 2021 – IMPORTANT !
If you change your callsign during the SQP Challenge, please contact the SQP Challenge Manager so that we may include the most accurate scores in our final results.

August 10, 2021
2021 SQP Challenge “Approved Contest” badges are now available for you to add to your website. Click here to download.