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The 20th Annual Ontario QSO Party 2017

Held on the third full weekend of April
1800Z April 15 to 0500Z April 16,
and 1200Z to 1800Z April 16

2016 Final Results

Welcome to the Ontario QSO Party (OQP). This event is held annually on the third full weekend of April. Beginning in 1998 under the thoughtful guidance of Bob Chandler VE3SRE it quickly became a popular event among Ontario hams and beyond. In 2006 the organization of the party was turned over to Contest Club Ontario (CCO) who now manages the event.

In the contest, stations outside Ontario make as many contacts with Ontario amateur radio stations as possible. Ontario stations contact as many amateur radio stations as possible both in Ontario and world-wide. See the full set of rules for the contest exchange, frequencies, modes and categories.

Trophy to be awarded to best DX station for OnQSO Party for 2017.
After final results are posted, a plaque will be added to the trophy
and it will be shipped to the lucky recipient.
Trophy donated by Igor VE3ZF

 

New for 2017 - The Youth Plus Category.

The concept of Youth Plus is to think of it as "youth plus grandpa", and will give you an opportunity to spend some time with your grandkids, sharing the magic of radio.
The idea being - to have the youth do as much of the operating as possible - on-air exchange, calling CQ, etc. Grandpa (the licenced control op) would take care of logging the QSO, submitting the log, and anything else that is needed.
Even though we use the term "grandpa", it is meant to help participants understand the concept rather that being a literal term.  "Grandpa" can be anyone with an amateur radio licence.
For this - youth can be anyone 18 years of age and under. The youth do not have to be your grandkids. It can be your kids, grandkids, even kids in your neighbourhood - kids that might be interested in seeing what Amateur Radio is all about.
Please keep track of the times when you have help operating, and send an email with the operating time(s).  We will score this part of the log separately to determine the winner.  We will also score the complete log.
Youth Plus entries will be listed separately in the contest results.
This is new for 2017, and we are hoping some folks will give this a try.  Plaque goes to top score, but the real intent is to have youth "catch the magic" of ham radio.
If you have any questions, please ask.  We have tried to make the concept easy to understand, and to make it as inclusive as possible.

OQP Yahoo! Group

Join the Ontario QSO Party discussion group and find out what your friends are up to. How to join this group:

Go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/oqp/ and click on Sign Up.

Software

Logging software and support files for OQP

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