[OhQP-mail] [QRP-L] OHIO QSO Party, August 28

Jimk8mr at aol.com Jimk8mr at aol.com
Tue Aug 17 19:41:23 EDT 2010

Well, nobody ever posted anything on the OhQP-mail reflector, or sent any  
questions to info at ohqp.org, about 10 meter FM.

We don't have anything  against 10 meter FM. Just I've never heard of 
anybody operating any contest on  10 meter FM.

If you want to use 10 FM, go right ahead.  If your  software doesn't 
recognize FM as a valid mode, you can enter SSB instead.   QSOs on FM would count 
the same as any other phone (SSB or AM) qso, 1  point.  No credit for repeat 
qsos on both SSB and FM.

No credit for  6 meter FM.  OhQP is an 80-10 meter (no WARC band)  contest.

73  -  Jim   K8MR

OhQP  Chairman

In a message dated 8/17/2010 6:50:07 P.M. Eastern  Daylight Time, 
n8xx at arrl.org writes:

Why wouldn't 10 FM is be permissible?  It's a voice mode - and  even 
though the OHQP gurus were thinking Silly Sideband because of myopia, I  
don't see why contacts made via 10 metre Funny Modulation would be  
disqualified.  Of course, if you had both SSB and FM, they'd both be  
voice modes so you wouldn't be able to contact a station on 10 FM and 10  

I'll let the esteamed high honchos who generate the rules give a  
definitive answer, but that's my opinion, which has been diametrically  
opposite of the rule makers in the past, but in the past I've prevailed  
upon one or two instances.

73 de n8xx Hg
Operating as N8Q in HENRy  county during OQP 2010

p.s. I don't have a 10 metre FM rig anymore.   I couldn't even give it 
away, much less sell it, so it's in the midst of  Mount Rumpke in 
HAMIlton county (The county dump site)  Gee, since it  was built in the 
1950's it might even have had some oil filled (PCB filled?)  condensers 
and transformers  (yup, in those daze they called those  thing 
condensers, not capacitors.!)   It had lots of those things  we now call 
glow bugs, but in that day they were called vacuum  tubes.

On 8/17/2010 4:29 PM, Ryan Lughermo wrote:

> What a shame..... Would participate, but I see this one  discriminates
> just like the Michigan QSO party.   What about  10 FM?   What about 6
> meters FM? (Sorry, this are the only  modes I currently have rigs
> for.....)   Seems like there's  alot of people that would be able to
> participate if they were  included....
> Ryan KC8PMX

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