2020 Indiana QSO Party May 2, 2020

Hello Ham Radio Club Leaders,

Here is an alert regarding the 2020 INQP on Saturday, May 2 from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM EDT.  Rules and other information pertinent to the event have been updated (no significant changes).

We received feedback that the INQP will be used by some folks as a “shake down” for Field Day.  This is a great idea for both clubs and individual ops–get out to your prospective Field Day site and see how things work.  EMCOMM and ARES groups should find an early tryout to be particularly beneficial.  And while the INQP is a 12 hour event, there is no need to stay out the whole time–unless you are a serious contester or your club is planning on entering the club competition.  Just have some fun being on the business end of a pile up–indoors or outside.

For those of you in or near INQP “rare” counties, you can have additional fun being really in demand.  See the listing here for county QSO numbers since the inception of the INQP in 2002.  Where does your county stand???  Ops might consider operating portable, mobile, or rover in an adjacent or nearby county–lots of fun in a rare county. (Counties with under 1,300 QSOs or so are in the lower quartile.)

The INQP is also a good time to work on going after the Worked All Indiana awards offered by the Hoosier DX & Contest Club.  The entry level award is only 60 counties and your INQP logs can be used for QSO confirmations.  See HDXCC Worked All Indiana page for details.

Visit the INQP web pages for more info.

Hello Ham Radio Club Leaders,

Here is an alert regarding the 2020 INQP on Saturday, May 2 from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM EDT.  Rules and other information pertinent to the event have been updated (no significant changes).

We received feedback that the INQP will be used by some folks as a “shake down” for Field Day.  This is a great idea for both clubs and individual ops–get out to your prospective Field Day site and see how things work.  EMCOMM and ARES groups should find an early tryout to be particularly beneficial.  And while the INQP is a 12 hour event, there is no need to stay out the whole time–unless you are a serious contester or your club is planning on entering the club competition.  Just have some fun being on the business end of a pile up–indoors or outside.

For those of you in or near INQP “rare” counties, you can have additional fun being really in demand.  See the listing here for county QSO numbers since the inception of the INQP in 2002.  Where does your county stand???  Ops might consider operating portable, mobile, or rover in an adjacent or nearby county–lots of fun in a rare county. (Counties with under 1,300 QSOs or so are in the lower quartile.)

The INQP is also a good time to work on going after the Worked All Indiana awards offered by the Hoosier DX & Contest Club.  The entry level award is only 60 counties and your INQP logs can be used for QSO confirmations.  See HDXCC Worked All Indiana page for details.

Visit the INQP web pages for more info.

73,
Len Litvan  AE9LL