[MiQP-Mail] OQP moved to April, concurrent with MiQP.

Hank Greeb n8xx at arrl.org
Fri Mar 30 18:54:51 CDT 2007

I checked a couple of the past results.  O(n)QP has considerably less 
reported participants that either MiQP or O(h)QP.  That's probably a bit 
part of the reason we don't hear a host of folks calling CQ OQP during 
our MiQP.  They also recommend 30 KHz up from the band edges for CW, and 
we suggest up 45 KHz up, so there's generally a space between the two 
"piles" of ops.  I think we can operate in their suggested phone 
frequencies this year, so there may be an extra chance for Ontario Phone 

But, now that I've been alerted to OQP (OnQP) I'll probably drift down 
15 KHz or so upon occasion if MiQP starts to get slow.

73 de n8xx Hg

David Pruett wrote:

> Hank,
> Even on April 1 you would not have fooled many people regarding the 
> OnQP dates.  OnQP moved to the MiQP weekend several years ago, and 
> many people here on the reflector are aware of it.
> What I find surprising is that I've never noticed any conflict between 
> the two events over the years.  Whenever I work a VE3 in MiQP, I 
> usually add an RST to my sent exchange (so that I'm compatible with 
> their rules) and the VE3s seem to always send a QSO number (to be 
> compatible with ours).  But I've never run into a large block of VE3s 
> CQing for their contest.  It's almost like the OnQP activity takes 
> place in different parts of the band from MiQP.  Perhaps there is a 
> lot of VHF activity and QSOs within VE3?
> 73,
> Dave/K8CC
> Hank Greeb wrote:
>> The OQP date and time seems to have been changed from August.  Note 
>> the new Dates and Times: It is now being held the third full weekend 
>> of April. For 2007, the contest periods are 1800Z April 21 to 0500Z 
>> April 22, and 1200Z to 1800Z April 22.
>> Oh?  What's this? Ontario?  That's not in Ohio.  How can Ontario 
>> usurp OQP?  :)
>> Actually this is a reminder that the Ontario QSO party is being run 
>> the same weekend as MiQP, so be on the lookout for stations from 
>> Ontario who will need a slightly different report (in addition to the 
>> regular MiQP report).  Complete info on the OQP (Ontario) is at 
>> http://cco.ve3xd.com/oqp/index.htm
>> 73 de n8xx Hg
>> P.S.  Sorry, I couldn't wait until April 1 to send this.  It might 
>> have been more appropriate on that date.
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