[OhQP-mail] 2013 Ohio QSO Party Results

paulhurm at gmail.com paulhurm at gmail.com
Sat May 10 12:38:57 CDT 2014

I haven't read any of the posts yet but wanted to comment on the email
below. I can attest to there being some version of the Ohio QSO Party back
as far as 1973. My family went on vacation to a friend's cabin in Ontario
and I purposely took equipment with me so I could operate. I got third place
for out of state. Back then it was not a short 12 hour contest, it was
spread out over a week or so. Maybe "operating event" would be a better
description than "contest" but it was still called Ohio QSO Party.

Paul, N8OT
    paulhurm at gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: OhQP-mail [mailto:ohqp-mail-bounces at ohqp.org] On Behalf Of Hank Greeb
Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2014 11:35 AM
To: ohqp-mail at ohqp.org
Subject: Re: [OhQP-mail] 2013 Ohio QSO Party Results

Nice writeup.  One caveat - you said KU8E help start the the Ohio QSO party.
Actually the Ohio QSO Party existed long before Mad River Radio Club took it
over.  I'm sure of this fact because I help mediate a controversy between
two rival groups, one from the Dayton Area, another from Central Ohio, each
which put in to sponsor the event back when I was Section Communications
Manager in the 70's. I think that was 1976 or so, maybe earlier.  Even
before then, the Ohio QSO party existed.

However, it must be said that continuity of sponsorship, and placing the
date firmly on the calendar from year to year really helps with the
participation.  So, congrats to the Mad River Radio Club on another great
event.  CU from some portable location (if the good Lord's willin' 
and the creek don't rise), in Central Ohio on August 23, 2014.

Have fun in Dayton!

72/73 de n8xx Hg
QRP >99.44% of the time

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