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Oklahoma QSO Party (OKQP)
Sponsored by the Oklahoma DX Association

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 Date/Time:

Begins: 2300 UTC - 22 March 2002

Ends: 2300 UTC - 24 March 2002

All entries may operate 36 of the 48 hour Time Frame.

 OBJECT:

Stations outside of Oklahoma work as many Oklahoma stations in as many Oklahoma counties as possible.

Stations in Oklahoma work anyone.

 EXCHANGE:

Oklahoma stations send signal report and county.

Stations outside of Oklahoma send signal report and State, Canadian Province, or DXCC Country.

Note that Oklahoma stations working other Oklahoma stations must log the complete exchange, including county even though they all count as the ’OK’ multiplier.

Entries with incomplete or improperly logged QSOs will be subject to penalties or disqualification.

 QSO POINTS:

Each complete non-duplicate Phone contact is worth 2 points.

Each complete non-duplicate Digital mode or CW contact is worth 3 points.

No partial contact credit.

 MULTIPLIERS:

Oklahoma stations count U.S. states (50) and Canadian Provinces (9) for a maximum of 59.

All others use Oklahoma counties for a maximum of 77. Number each multiplier as worked.

 SCORE:

The total score is the total number of QSO points multiplied by the total number of multipliers.

 BANDS:

160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 meters - OK HF class.

6 meters and up - OK VHF class.

160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6 meters and up - World class.

WARC band contacts do not count. Do not use repeater frequencies on any band as repeater contacts do not count. Do not use any call or guard frequencies.

 SUGGESTED HF on or around FREQUENCIES:

CW - 3.545, 3.745, 7.045, 7.140, 14.045, 21.045, 21.145, 28.045, 28.145.

PHONE - 3.860, 7.260, 14.260, 21.360, 28.360.

 CLASS ENTRIES:

Oklahoma HF
  • SOHP - Single Op High Power > 100 watts
  • SOLP - Single Op Low Power up to 100 watts
  • QRP - 5 watts or less
  • Multi-Single - Multi operator single transmitter
  • Rover - Mobile or portable station (multiple county operations)

Oklahoma VHF

  • SO - Single Operator
  • QRP - 5 watts or less
  • Multi-Single - Multi operator single transmitter
  • Rover - Mobile or portable station (multiple county operations)

World - ( Stations Outside Oklahoma )

  • SOHP - Single Op High Power > 100 watts
  • SOLP - Single Op Low Power up to 100 watts
  • QRP - 5 watts or less
  • Multi-Single - Multi operator single transmitter

All stations may be worked once on CW, Digital mode and Phone per band.

Single-Operator and Multi-Single entries are allowed only one transmitting signal.

All contacts must be simplex.

Oklahoma rovers that change counties are considered to be a new station and may be contacted again for point and multiplier credit. A rover operates from any temporary location using temporary antennas.

 AWARDS:

A plaque will be issued to the highest scoring station, with a minimum of 100 contacts, in the log from each of the 13 class entries.

Certificates will be issued to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th highest scoring entry from each of the 13 class entries.

Certificates will be issued to the top three (3) DX (Non-U.S.call) entries.

Certificates of participation are available. A $1.00 donation is requested to help cover printing and mailing cost of participation certificates.

 ENTRIES:

Entries must be submitted no later than 30 April.

Logs and summary sheets should be submitted by e-mail to:

E-mail:
w5atv@cox.net

Electronic logs should be named with your call (e.g., yourcall.LOG or yourcall.ALL etc. and yourcall.SUM). ASCII text format files are preferred. Use of CABRILLO formatted files is encouraged. A proper summary sheet will show the number of valid contacts and multipliers by band, total contacts and multipliers, total score, power output, name, call sign and address of the operator, station call sign and exchange (name and location) sent during the contest. Paper logs of 100 QSO's or less may be submitted via postal mail to:

Send the logs to:
OKDX Assoc.
c/o David Ratliff, W5ATV
3215 W 40th
TULSA, OK 74107
USA

Sponsorship Note: The OKDXA is accepting plaque sponsorships from Oklahoma Clubs and individuals. If you or your club would like to sponsor a plaque email k5yaa@aol.com

 LOGGING PROGRAM SUPPORT:

Some of the members of the OKDXA have made efforts to provide multiplier and configurations files with brief "How2Use" suggestion files for some of the more popular logging programs. Files for your particular logging application are available by clicking one of the following links. A file for WriteLog should be available soon.

COUNTIES MAP FOR QSO PARTY
CT Files
NA Files
TRLog Files

OKDXA... Just for the fun of it!

Date of info: March 7, 2002 Source: Oklahoma DX Association Web Site
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Oklahoma Counties and Official OK QSO Party Abbreviations

ADA Adair
ALF Alfalfa
ATO Atoka
BEA Beaver
BEC Beckham
BLA Blaine
BRY Bryan
CAD Caddo
CAN Canadian
CAR Carter
CHE Cherokee
CHO Choctaw
CIM Cimarron
CLE Cleveland
COA Coal
COM Comanche
COT Cotton
CRA Craig
CRE Creek
CUS Custer
DEL Delaware
DEW Dewey
ELL Ellis
GAR Garfield
GRV Garvin
GRA Grady
GNT Grant
GRE Greer
HAR Harmon
HRP Harper
HAS Haskell
HUG Hughes
JAC Jackson
JEF Jefferson
JOH Johnston
KAY Kay
KIN Kingfisher
KIO Kiowa
LAT Latimer
LEF Le Flore
LIN Lincoln
LOG Logan
LOV Love
MCL McClain
MCU McCurtain
MCI McIntosh
MAJ Major
MAR Marshall
MAY Mayes
MUR Murray
MUS Muskogee
NOB Noble
NOW Nowata
OKF Okfuskee
OKL Oklahoma
OKM Okmulgee
OSA Osage
OTT Ottawa
PAW Pawnee
PAY Payne
PIT Pittsburg
PON Pontotoc
POT Pottawatomie
PUS Pushmataha
RGM Roger Mills
ROG Rogers
SEM Seminole
SEQ Sequoyah
STE Stephens
TEX Texas
TIL Tillman
TUL Tulsa
WAG Wagoner
WAS Washington
WAT Washita
WOO Woods
WDW Woodward

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