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Who's Going to be On!

Last updated: 2020 Apr 18th

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 plans on the OQP e-mail reflector OR CCO e-mail reflector OR email oqp@va3cco.com

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

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

2020 Announced Operation Chart
OQP Bonus Stations in RED, Youth Stations in BLUE
Multiplier#   Who to Look For !
Mobiles/Rovers

 

 

 


 

 

U.S.   WN4AFP (SC)
   
   
DX  

CANADA   VA6RCN (AB)
Algoma District ALG VE3OTL
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 VE3CRU
Elgin County ELG  
Essex County ESX  
Frontenac County FRO VA3WW
Grey County GRY  
Town of Haldimand HAL  
Haliburton County HLB VE3AD
Halton Region HTN VA3CCO, VE3KZ, VE3SMA, VA3EC
City of Hamilton HAM VA3PDE
Hastings County HAS VA3NGE
Huron County HUR VE3CV
City of Kawartha Lakes KAW VA3TPS
Kenora District KEN  
Lambton County LAM VE3FR
Lanark County LAN VE3VY
Leeds-Grenville County LGR VE3VN, VE3DQN
Lennox-Addington County LXA VE3PJ
Manitoulin District MAN  
Middlesex County MSX VA3XQ, VE3GYL(SSB), VE3UZ(CW)
Muskoka District MUS  
Niagara Region NIA  
Nipissing District NIP VA3SK
Town of Norfolk NFK VA3DF, VA3PDG
Northumberland County NOR VE3IKV, VE3WRL, VA3ZNQ
City of Ottawa OTT VA3GUY, VE3RXH, VA3CME, VA3VGR
Oxford County OXF  
Parry Sound District PSD

VA3PC, VE3ATK

Peel Region PEL VE3NE
Perth County PER VA3ATW
Peterborough County PET VA3RAC
Prescott-Russell County PRU VE3ODX, VA3SY
City of Prince Edward PED  
Rainy River District RAI  
Renfrew County REN  
Simcoe County SIM VA3GKO
Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry United Counties SDG VE3OJN
City of Sudbury SUD VE3DPS
Thunder Bay District TBY VE3CX
Timiskaming District TIM  
City of Toronto TOR VE3TW, VE3GFN, VE3NR, VE3MV, VE3SST, VE3WG
Waterloo Region WAT VE3SWA, VA3DKL
Wellington County WEL VA3LR, VE3KTB
York Region YRK VE3CGR

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, multis 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 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".

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