[OhQP-mail] OHQP plans
k8ll.ham at gmail.com
Fri Aug 26 23:15:20 CDT 2016
I'm planning to work the OHQP mostly from home near downtown Bowling
Green, WOOD County, approximately 25 miles due south of Toledo.
I have a 3 element tribander at about 55 feet, in amongst some trees,
so, hopefully it will work fairly well. I also have a few long wires up
in the trees that I can switch between that should be somewhat
omnidirectional, and variously polarized. They can be used on 10 thru
80. I can also load my tower on all the bands as well, so I should have
some reasonable coverage of much of Ohio, and the country too (and
hopefully the world!).
I like the higher bands, so I plan to try 10, 15 and 20 meters quite a bit.
Don't be angry....but I don't use CW....sorry....SSB only.
I plan on using the following schedule, starting at around 3pm, ET:
10 meters at 10 after the hour (3:10PM, 4:10PM, etc.), 28.450 MHz +/- QRM.
15 meters at 15 after the hour, 21.300 +/-.
20 meters at 20 after, 14.250 +/-.
40 meters at 40 after (20 till), 7.200 +/-.
80 meters at 50 after (10 till), 3.800 +/-.
If I happen to get a good run of contacts going, the scheduled times may
get pushed back. If things are dead, I will try for a few minutes then
probably try Search & Pounce (S&P) on other bands, or randomly CQing on
It seems that usually WOOD County is lightly represented, so I'm hoping
to help some others to get Wood Co this year. Hopefully the above
schedule will help. Probably will be able to get ground wave signal
exchanges on 10-20 meters out to about 50-100 miles, depending on
antennas on each end, and noise of course... If the upper atmosphere
cooperates, maybe some nice long distance contacts.
I hope to work pretty much continuously from 3pm ET to midnight ET.
I'm going to a small, free hamfest at Fair Radio in Lima, Ohio (ALLEN
Co) Saturday morning. On the way home I should be working mobile for an
hour or so from ALLEN, HANCOCK, then WOOD Counties....
***OR*** ALLEN, PUTNAM, HENRY, then WOOD - depending on which route I
take back to Bowling Green.
Sometime between noon and 2pm, probably.
So, if you need WOOD County, try using the above schedule. I'll try to help!
See you, well, hear and talk to you I hope, in the OHQP!
Propagation is our master . . . but sometimes the master is cruel!
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