[OhQP-mail] [MRRC] Ohio QSO Party History

Hal Offutt hal at japancorporateresearch.com
Tue Jul 18 08:56:26 CDT 2017

Hi Vic,

The Ohio Intrastate QSO Party was flourishing in the late 50's and early 
60's.   According to information in the Station Activities column in the 
April, 1958 issue QST, the sixth annual Ohio Intrastate QSO Party was 
scheduled for April 12-13, 1958.  So the first one must have been held 
in 1953.  It was sponsored by the Ohio Council of Amateur Radio Clubs 
and it ran for 24 hours from 6 PM EST Saturday.  It was only open to 
Ohio stations.  The rules state: "In one county, ten contacts only, 
phone or C.W., may be counted."  You could only work a station only 
once, regardless of band or mode.  Pretty strange rules by today's 

I participated a couple of times in the late 50's and early 60's and it 
had quite a bit of activity, including mobiles.

I have no information about subsequent changes, but if you have access 
to back issues of QST, you can probably trace the history pretty easily.

73, Hal W1NN

On 7/17/2017 10:17 PM, Victor A. Kean, Jr. wrote:
> Anybody know any history of the Ohio QSO Party before Mad River took over
> organization?
> I am to present a talk about the OhQP and I would like to say a few things
> about how this contest came to be.
> Victor, K1LT
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