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Who's Going to be On !

Last updated: 2021 Apr 17 - 15:35z

Here's the latest list as to who's planning to be on from where during this year's Ontario QSO Party.  Help us keep this list up-to-date:

Post your operating plan on: Operating Plan Submission Page
OR OQP e-mail reflector
OR CCO e-mail reflector
OR email direct to oqp@va3cco.com

You can join the Ontario QSO Party e-mail discussion list by navigating to the OQP Groups.io and click Join.

Further below, you'll find some Tips To Increase Your Score!

2021 Announced Operation Chart
OQP Bonus Stations in RED
Multiplier   Who to Look For !
Mobiles/Rovers

 

 

 


 

 

U.S.   K5KG (FL)
  W0JKT (Various Remotes)
   
DX  

CANADA   VY2LI (PE)
  VA6RCN (AB)
Algoma District ALG VE3ZDR
City of Brant BRA  
City of Brantford BFD  
Bruce County BRU  
City of Chatham-Kent CHK  
Cochrane District COC  
Dufferin County DUF  
Durham Region DUR  
Elgin County ELG  
Essex County ESX VC3VACCINE
Frontenac County FRO VE3TMT
Grey County GRY VE3FP
Town of Haldimand HAL  
Haliburton County HLB  
Halton Region HTN VE3KZ, VE3RZ
City of Hamilton HAM VA3WHC
Hastings County HAS  
Huron County HUR VE3CV
City of Kawartha Lakes KAW VA3TPS
Kenora District KEN  
Lambton County LAM  
Lanark County LAN VE3VY
Leeds-Grenville County LGR  
Lennox-Addington County LXA VE3PJ
Manitoulin District MAN  
Middlesex County MSX  
Muskoka District MUS  
Niagara Region NIA  
Nipissing District NIP  
Town of Norfolk NFK VA3RAC
Northumberland County NOR VE3WRL
City of Ottawa OTT  
Oxford County OXF  
Parry Sound District PSD

VA3PC

Peel Region PEL  
Perth County PER  
Peterborough County PET VA3MYC, VE3ODX (CW)
Prescott-Russell County PRU VA3CCO
City of Prince Edward PED  
Rainy River District RAI  
Renfrew County REN VE3YF
Simcoe County SIM VA3EHF
Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry United Counties SDG VE3OJN
City of Sudbury SUD  
Thunder Bay District TBY VE3CX, VE3ONN
Timiskaming District TIM  
City of Toronto TOR VE3TW, VA3SXP
Waterloo Region WAT VA3DKL, VE3RKS, VA3PAF
Wellington County WEL VA3LR
York Region YRK VE3HLS

A few tips to increase your score!

  1. Don't just "search and pounce" on stations calling "CQ", find a good parking spot and call "CQ Ontario QSO Party" yourself. You'll be very surprised at the amount of activity you can generate on a seemingly "dead" band by putting out a "CQ" !
     
  2. Don't forget the "easy" multipliers i.e. folks who are close to you that you can work on the VHF bands or via groundwave on the "higher" HF bands. Don't forget to make a quick call on the VHF frequencies at 15 minutes past the hour.
     
  3. For Ontario stations, mults are also Canadian provinces/territories, U.S. states, and DXCC countries...so there are lots of multiplier points out there for you to collect. Also folks outside Ontario will be working the contest too. If the lower HF bands are "dead" try the higher HF bands and vice-versa.
     
  4. U.S.A. stations close to the border should give a few shouts on VHF. Also try six meters for "E-skip" openings into Ontario.
     
  5. Ontario stations should "listen up" in U.S. phone allocations for U.S. stations calling from time to time.
     
  6. Don't forget to work CW. Even if your CW isn't very good most folks will "slow down" or "QRS" to work you.
     
  7. Listen extra hard for weak signals such as mobile and QRP stations.
     
  8. Use a computer to do your log. All of the logging programs that support the Ontario QSO Party (except Write-log and N1MM) run in good old-fashioned MS-DOS so that junky old 386, 486 and in some cases even a 286 can be used. This will make calculating your score and checking for duplicate contacts a whole lot easier. It'll also make the contest manager's life a whole lot easier too!!
     
  9. Other contests will be in progress at the same time as the Ontario QSO Party. Check out WA7BMN's excellent contest calendar to find out who else is going to be on the air!! For example - if you work a MI station during their contest, consider giving both exchanges - "W8xxx 59 Muskoka and number x Ontario. "
  10. The OQP counts towards the State QSO Party Challenge

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