Help other operators get that 50th State for WAS Award and have some fun!

The Hawaii QSO Party is fast approaching and is an event to promote HF operation from the unique Hawaii destination in the Pacific. Hawaii is an ARRL DXCC entity as well as the nation’s 50th state needed for the ARRL WAS Award.

This years event will be held August 26, 2017 for 0400 UTC to Monday 0400 UTC.

The Hawaii QSO party started in 2009 and has grown each year and we believe 2017 will be an even bigger year.

Clubs in Hawaii with interest in HF operation promote this event to spur interest in Amateur Radio. Come join with us in making 2017 another success. Hawaii, a very special radio destination, merits support from its Hams. We hope the contest will introduce newly licensed operators to the world of HF, DX’ing and contesting. And that it will encourage Hawaii amateur operators to use their computer skills in conjunction with radio communications.

The Hawaii QSO Party rules have been updated for 2017 and can be found at:, click on Rules.


  1. The contest 48 hour operating period will be from 04:00 UTC Aug 26 to 04:00 UTC Aug 28, 2017.

  2. Stations may be worked only on the 10, 15, 20, 40, 80 and 160 meter bands.

  3. Stations may be worked once per band-mode (CW, SSB, digital). All digital modes are allowed but are considered “digital”.

  4. Mulitple contacts with the same station using different types of digital modes on the same band are not allowed.

  5. Use of spotting websites is permitted and encouraged.

  6. Operation must conform to home country regulations.

  7. Logs should be submitted electronically by September 30, 2017.


-All entrants will be able to print out a Certificate of Achievement.

-In addition, a special award will be given to the entrant both inside and outside of HI with the most CW QSOs, the most SSB QSOs and the most digital QSOs.


The contest is supported by the free N1MM contesting log program and others.

Contact Information:

For questions or comments please send an email to Alan, AD6E, at

We hope to hear you on the air!