The 12th annual 7th Area QSO Party

Category: Club and Radio News Published: Monday, 12 March 2018 Written by Craige Olson

The 12th annual running of the 7th Area QSO Party will take place on Saturday, May 6th-7th, 2018. It begins at 7:00 a.m. and ends on Sunday morning at 1:00 a.m. 

 

In the few years since the first running in 2006 we have grown to be the 2nd largest state QSO party and had over 6000 stations participating last year. There are three other QSO parties running that same weekend,  so there is a great flurry of activity all weekend. 

 

Contesters are serious about the event, but casual operators can really enjoy spending a few minutes or hours time operating as well. It is a fine opportunity to operate from home or from a friends shack as a small team. There are classes for Phone, CW and Digital ops.

 

Many portable operations take place from very desirable counties or from popular 2, 3 or 4 county lines. Good practice for ARRL Field Day. 

 

Many county hunters are looking for the rare or less activated counties out here in the west, and they follow mobile stations as they move through the rare to work counties and work them again and again.

 

 

We very much appreciate each and everyone who helps out by operating for even a short time during the contest. All the details are found at www.7qp.org.

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