[OhQP-mail] OQP Activity

Stephen Morton swmorton50 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 20 16:14:01 CDT 2019

Lot’s of activity for OQP.  One of the busiest QSO parties.  Assuming you are in Ohio, a NVIS antenna is OK for working Ohio counties but you will miss out on a lot of multipliers in other states beyond the footprint of your NVIS antenna.  Our Ohio group tried a NVIS antenna one year and found that simple dipoles for 40 and 80 were a far better choice.

Also, don’t forget about 20 meters up until about 9pm local time.  Lot’s of activity and chances to pick up QSO’s and out of state multipliers.  Every year there are folks throughout the Midwest who grumble that too many Ohio stations do not operate 20 meters… From the far Midwest, east coast, west coast, etc. 40 and 80 are not going to have decent propagation into Ohio during most of the QSO party.

If you  work CW and phone, you will keep busy for the entire contest period.  By the way, 10 and 15 meters have been somewhat productive in the past, but during this time in the solar cycle very few qso’s will be made on these bands.

Steve – AA8HH

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