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The 21th Annual Ontario QSO Party 2018

Held on the third full weekend of April
1800Z April 21 to 0500Z April 22, 2018
and 1200Z to 1800Z April 22, 2018

2017 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.

For 2018, Igor VE3ZF will be providing an inukshuk trophy to the best scoring DX station in the Ontario QSO Party.

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.

Stan, VE3TW and his grandsons Adam (10) and Roderick (14) - winners of the inaugural "Youth Plus" category.

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 and click on Sign Up.


Logging software and support files for OQP


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