[OhQP-mail] [MRRC] OhQP announcements was (Re: Ohio QSO Party Road TripOpportunity)

Hal Offutt hal at japancorporateresearch.com
Tue Jul 27 20:20:39 EDT 2010


Good work!  Your efforts are yielding results.  I am scheduled to give your 
PPT presentation to the Massillon Ham Radio Club on August 8.  And the 
Portage County Amateur Radio Service has asked me to do the same next summer 
(their August program for this year is full).

By the way, the presentation is first rate!  Truly excellent.

Incidentally, after only going out part time last year, I will be doing a 
full time mobile effort again this year.  Route won't be ready until a 
couple of days before the event.


Hal W1NN
Medina Ohio

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kenneth Silverman" <kenny.k2kw at gmail.com>
To: <aa8ia at aa8ia.org>
Cc: <mrrc at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 2:17 PM
Subject: [MRRC] OhQP announcements was (Re: Ohio QSO Party Road 

> Mike (& all),
> Thanks for sending out the email to the local mailing list.  I just wanted
> to let others know I have created a database with well over 300 Ohio
> Organizations, and of those I have a valid email list of about 290
> organizations.  I just sent out my 2nd announcement this past weekend, and
> some of the callsigns that have posted on the website (and soon to be
> posted) are a direct result of that email campaign.  I plan on sending out 
> 2
> more announcements before the contest.  I have also started sending some
> direct emails to hams in some of the rarer counties to see if we can get
> fixed stations in all 88 counties (I have lofty goals!).
> If you haven't seen an OhQP announcement on your local reflector by now, I
> would appreciate you sending out a notice.  Even if you are part of a VHF
> group, send out a notice!
> Below is the notice I just sent out to ~290 organizations
> 73, Kenny K2KW
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> The Ohio QSO Party (OhQP) is just 5 weeks away, and the excitement is
> already building.  Stations from across Ohio are making their plans to be 
> on
> the air for one of the premier state QSO parties.  Small stations from 
> Ohio
> can make hundreds of QSOs during the short 12 hour event.  Get on and call
> "CQ Ohio QSO Party" and run the pileups!  We hope you will join us to make
> this the best event yet - our goal is to get fixed operations on from 
> every
> county this year.  If you are planning on being on, please let everyone 
> know
> by posting your county of operation on the "Planned Operations" website at
> http://ohqp.org/plannedOpsEntry.html
> For those who don't know what the OhQP is all about, it's a fun time for
> Ohio stations to be on the air and be the hunted station, or "DX".  People
> from around the world are seeking out Ohio stations in this event, which 
> is
> a nice change from most operating events.  The OhQP occurs on Saturday
> August 28, 2010 from local noon to local midnight.  In the basic QSO
> exchange, Ohio stations send a consecutive serial number + county, and
> non-Ohioans (who can only work Ohio) send a consecutive serial number and
> state/province/DX.  Suggested frequencies are:  CW: 3545, 7045, 14,045,
> 21,045, 28,045 kHz; SSB 3825, 7200, 14,250, 21,300, and 28,450 kHz.  Don't
> be shy - try calling CQ in addition to searching and pouncing.  Remember,
> the world is tuning the bands looking for Ohio stations - your CQ's will 
> be
> answered!  Full details and an OhQP operating guide can be found on the
> official website at: www.ohqp.org/.
> This is a great event for a club activity or a training ground for new(er)
> hams.  QSO rates are as high or higher than Field Day, and there's 
> virtually
> no QRM in this event.  Round up the club and have some fun.  If you are in
> the mood to enjoy the great Ohio countryside, try operating portable or
> mobile from a rare county.  Remember, the ultimate goal is to just get on
> the air and have some fun!
> 73 and we hope to hear you on the air,
> Kenny K2KW
> Ohio QSO Party PR Coordinator
> kenny.k2kw at gmail.com
> On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 1:56 PM, <aa8ia at aa8ia.org> wrote:
>> That sure is a great opportunity for someone.   I had just sent out an
>> email to a local mailing list of hams here in East Ohio today mentioning
>> the OQP and trying to encourage one or more people to operate from
>> Columbiana / Carroll / Harrison / Belmont.
>> Drives me crazy that I can't put on some sort of effort in a neighboring
>> county.   I have everything I'd need to do a portable effort, with the 
>> only
>> thing holding me back is health reasons that preclude me from going
>> portable somewhere for a 12 hour endeavor.  Oh well.
>> It's nice to see that yourself, AD8J, and the other guys that go with you
>> have always been willing to work these counties down here where there is 
>> no
>> [apparent] participation.   Trust me, if I could have done a mobile 
>> effort
>> I would have for many years now.   Carroll / Tusco / Holmes are beautiful
>> counties to travel in [as I'm sure many others are].
>> Hopefully my email to the local mailing list will motivate someone from
>> one of the local areas to work fixed from one of the counties surrounding
>> me or try something portable.
>> I'm going to jump on the local Sunday night 2m nets and make provide info
>> on the OQP to spread the word.
>> Mike
>> On Tue, 27 Jul 2010 13:28:55 EDT, Jimk8mr at aol.com wrote:
>> > With the retirement of Jim/W8DRZ as my regular mobile contest  driver
>> due
>> > to health issues, I am offering a first person chance for  someone to
>> > check
>> > out mobile contesting in the upcoming Ohio QSO Party on August  28.
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