Just wanted to give a heads up that I will be doing 7QP from a county corner (ORJAC/JOS/DOU) with the call W7O, if all goes as planned. The corner is not in the activation zone but on W7O/SC-014. I will change locations at some point during the contest and do the SOTA activation probably from the Jackson/Josephine Co line. It may also be done with a bit of an audience, demonstrating what SOTA is all about. Because of being only in the AZ part of the time, I will have no alert to avoid confusion. I will need your STATE or STATE and COUNTY if in the 7 area. Hope to still hear y’all! Tnx de AG7GP/W7O
I participated as K7E last year from Mineral County, Nevada. Becoming K7E – Paul Gacek
Commitments keep me in SoCal this time around.
The 7QP is a fun event. The past few years I’ve done it with a team up at W7RN (K5RC’s place) and we always did really well and have a blast. Last year I was at work and stuck over in Elko, so did a quick dual SOTA/7QP activation. I didn’t make a whole lot of Q’s - I was short on time and my laptop battery didn’t hold up - but it was a great time. When I got back home I had quite a few emails looking for my QSL info as it seems Elko county is/was kinda rare. Who knew? I won’t be up at W7RN this year as I have to hover around the house to “protect” my job assignment (being on call 24/7 really does interfere with radio fun!) so be looking for you guys from down here in the SV of NorCal. Good luck and have fun! 73, Todd KH2TJ
Date and time?
I’m also planning on participating in 7QP this Saturday, hopefully from a county line in Eastern WA.
FYI, 7QP is the 7th Area QSO Party… details at http://7qp.org
1300 UTC Saturday to 0700 UTC Sunday (6 AM to midnight PDT the first Saturday in May).
There is a summit nearby that I may activate, so don’t be alarmed if I send ‘YAK’… I’m not choking, I’m in Yakima county =)
I will be looking for a signal report and your state (or your county if you are in the 7th call area of the USA). County abbreviation list here: 7QP: State/County Abbreviations
Hey Todd. Haven’t heard you in ages…Amy
In case you didn’t see Josh’s info, May 1-2, 6am-midnight PDT
7qp website not working. Explain what it is please?
Also curious to know which W7W/WE summit is being activated.
Here is the link to the rules. 7QP: 7QP Rules
It is just the 7 Area QSO Party. All of the 7 area tries to get all the states and the 7 area counties, all the non-7 areas try to get the 7 area counties. For where I hope to be, it counts as getting 3 qsos since I will be at a county corner, if all goes well. As for the W7W summit, that must be in reference to WU7H’s activation. I will be at W7O/SC-014 but only part of the contest.
Still planning here… I will post an alert when I figure out my final destination.
Like Amy, I would be leaving my spot on the county line to do an activation for an hour or two, and then heading back to my spot. Being on a county line means each QSO you make counts for both counties and gets you more points in the contest. You should get on the air for a few hours and make some contacts Matt - it’s a really fun contest because YOU will be in demand. All you have to do to play is give a signal report and your county.
Sounds cool, might give it a shot.