[OhQP-mail] New to QSO parties

Paul Hurm paulhurm at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 23:51:05 CDT 2016

Read the guide you found again carefully and I think you will see that it
refers to a QSO party from a couple years ago, 2012 I think. That link is

The rules and exchange have changed since then. We no longer give out
sequential numbers so that is a moot point (but yes they were 1 then 2 etc.)

The exchange between stations is now RS(T) and location. An Ohio station
gives out the county name he is operating from. Out of state stations give
RS(T) and their ARRL section or DX if not in the US.

On the site at OHQP.ORG in the upper left, read the current rules there,
that will explain the exchange. Also, as I read the rules, regardless of
whether your son is licensed, he is a separate operator so I would think you
need to be considered multi-op.

Welcome to the contesting world and have fun!!

Paul, N8OT
paulhurm at gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: OhQP-mail [mailto:ohqp-mail-bounces at ohqp.org] On Behalf Of Brian
Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 11:46 PM
To: ohqp-mail at ohqp.org
Subject: [OhQP-mail] New to QSO parties

Greetings All,

Although I've had my general ticket for several years, I've only been on the
HF bands for a couple of weeks and am new to QSO parties. It sounds like a
lot of fun. I have a couple of things I'm a little unclear on and want to
know what I'm doing so I don't sound like a complete moron on the air. 

1. On the OhQso party website, the "guide for Ohio stations" says to begin
each QSO by giving your sequential number starting with 1 and your county
name. So, am I supposed to start my first contact with a "1", second with a
"2", and so on? I'm not clear on what the sequential number is for.

2. I will be operating as a low power station. I will also have my 11 year
old son, who is studying for his tech license, operating as well to get him
some air time. With only one station on the air, but he and I taking turns
operating, will I still be a single operator station since I will be acting
as control operator while he is transmitting? Any advice and clarification
is greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Brian, W8BSW
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