Upcoming State QSO Parties — Ohio and Hawai`i
Cumberland Amateur Radio Club has a goal of building its bench strength in preparation for a big showing in Field Day 2021.
Part of our preparation strategy calls for placing greater emphasis on the many State QSO Parties and using them as a development opportunity. Many of the skills that an operator needs for Field Day are the same skills as she or he would use when operating in a State QSO Party.
Our approach begins by reviewing the QSO Party Rules looking for areas that can be standardized and simplified for the beginning contester entering as a single operator station.
So, here we are at the end of July 2020 making our plans and drumming up interest.
To our south, the bordering state of Maryland has the Maryland-DC QSO Party on the horizon with an August 8 date.
To our west, the bordering state of Ohio has the Ohio QSO Party around the corner with an August 22 date.
And, if there is someplace I would love to have on my Bucket List it is the 50th State with its Hawaii QSO Party, also with an August 22 date.
Go back a few days in the News Blog and you will find a link to the MDC QSO Party summary that was written as a starter.
Once you have the Maryland-DC QSO Party under your belt please set your sights on Ohio and Hawaii.
Here are a couple of links that will take you to our content.
I am so ready to learn about the OHIO QSO Party. Take me to the PDF.
I can handle two QSO parties at the same time. Take me to the Hawaii QSO Party PDF.