The purpose of the Indiana QSO Party (INQP) is to encourage contact with Indiana amateur radio stations by other Indiana hams and hams worldwide. Stations outside of Indiana work Indiana stations only.
Indiana stations work everybody, including other Indiana stations.
INQP can be good experience to prepare for emergencies by using fixed stations, and mobiles to test your rigs. You may even want to practice setting up in the field to operate portable for field operations ( practice for Field Day).
The INQP is a great time to work on your Worked All Indiana Award. It only takes 60 confirmed counties to earn the initial certificate. Your INQP QSOs count as confirmed QSOs toward your WAI. Just indicate the INQP QSOs on your GCR, and we'll use your submitted log to confirm the QSOs.
Contest starts at 1600 UTC Saturday and ends at 0400 UTC Sunday the first full weekend of May. (Saturday noon to midnight EDT or 11 am to
11 pm CDT.) For 2012, this is May 5-6. All stations may operate the full 12- hour period.
See more at: http://www.hdxcc.org/inqp/