Maryland-DC QSO Party

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Welcome to Party Headquarters

Count Down to the Next Event - August 12th, 2023 !!!

8/13/2022 1400 UTC - 8/14/2022 0400 UTC

10:00 AM - 12:00 Midnight (EDT)

The Maryland DC QSO Party is to promote HAM RADIO throughout the state of Maryland.

The idea is to contact as many stations in Maryland and Washngton DC.

W3VPR is the host call sign for this event and by contacting W3VPR you will receive bonus points.

This event will get more MDC stations on the air and will give those out there that are COUNTY and GRID SQUARE hunters the opportunity to get some areas that may not be on the air as much.

This will be augmented by several club members that will be in the ROVER class as they will be moving from county to county to increase your chance of getting the low HAM population counties towards the mountains and the eastern shore.

Conditions permitting there could be up to 4 stations active under the W3VPR call on the bands that are specified in the rules. Each contact on a different band counts.

Be sure to read the rules and submit your entry in the time frame noted. 



The 2021 Results


  • > The 2022 Maryland-DC QSO Party Rules < hyperlink
  • > The 2022 Maryland-DC QSO Party Results < hyperlink
  • >  Online Entry Form < hyperlink
  • As approved May 26, 2022


    The 2021 Maryland-DC QSO Party is history!

    As we move later in Sunspot Cycle 21 we can expect band conditions will improve by the start of this August 2022 event. In 2021 we had one Maryland station that contacted all 50 states during the contest period.  You should also know we are working hard to get more Maryland stations, especially in the less populated counties, on the air for this event.

    The 2022 MDC QSO Party will be held on August 13, 2022, 10:00am till midnight in Eastern Daylight time.  This is 1400 UTC Saturday till 0359 UTC Sunday.

    If you have any comments, questions or recommendations about the MDC QSO Party please send them to:

    The Chairman for the MDC QSO Party for 2023 has yet to be announced.

    Though the preferred way to enter is using the MDC QSO Party Submission form available on this web site, and though entering online gets you a 50 point bonus, you still enter by email or by USPS at the following address:

    The Anne Arundel Radio Club


    P.O. Box 308

    Davidsonville, MD 21035-0308