Amateur Radio Station
W Q 6 X
Operations in the California QSO Party

Since 2000 KX6H/WQ6X has participated in the California QSO Party (CQP), a competition sponsored by the Northern California Contest Club (N.C.C.C.). CQP is a contest wherein California radio amateurs activate radio communications from all 58 California counties, using as many different modes as possible, including: C.W., Voice, and mobile & maritime operations (such as K6S) on the major amateur bands of 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, and 2 meters.

Many stations (such as W6KC operating as W6ML) make expeditions to counties with very little radio activity to insure those counties are properly represented during the CQP weekend. WQ6X has been a part of some of those expeditions.
From 2004 - 2007 WQ6X organized a number of other expedition operations from Ventura county.
From 2010 onward WQ6X & N6GEO have conducted Multi-2 expeditions.


From 2000 - 2003, I gained my CQP experience by joining the multi-multi operations at W6ML
in Mammoth Lake (Mono County) sponsored by Jim-W6KC.
As Sunspot Cycle 23 began its inevitable decline, in 2004 Jim reverted to single-OP status and I moved-on to make several activations in Ventura County from a then unoccupied multi-millon dollar house in Ojai (east of Ventura) using the W6K callsign.

2010

2011

2012

K6M Operation
from
Modoc County

K6S Operation
on the
Sacramento River

K6M Operation
from
Modoc County

2013

2014

2015

W6C Operation
from
Modoc County

K6U Operation
from
Contra Costa County

W6E Operation
from
Tuolumne County

2016

W6K Operation
from
Tuolumne County

 

Contest Dates

Contest Activity

Contest Results

Oct. 6 - 7, 2007

WQ6X Operating W6C from Ventura County (2007)

2nd Place
Ventura County

Oct. 7 - 8, 2006

WQ6X Operating W6C from Ventura County (2006)


Oct. 1 - 2, 2005

WQ6X Operating W6C from Ventura County (2005)

1st Place
Ventura County

Oct. 2 - 3, 2004

WQ6X Operating W6K from Ventura County (2004)


KX6H @ W6ML

1st place in 2000


W6JTB+W6SW
WQ6X+W6KC
@ W6ML
1st Place in 2001
Despite bombing Afghanistan

KX6H/WQ6X @ W6ML
Checkout that moustache!!!!

 

WQ6X @W6ML

1st place in 2002


WQ6X @W6ML

1st place in 2003

Oct. 7 - 8, 2003

2003 CQP Operation with team W6ML in Mono County

1st Place
Expedition Class

Oct. 5 - 6, 2002

2002 CQP Operation with team W6ML in Mono County

1st Place
Expedition Class

Oct. 6 - 7, 2001

2001 CQP Operation with team W6ML in Mono County

1st Place
Expedition Class

Oct. 7 - 8, 2000

2000 CQP Operation with team W6ML in Mono County

1st Place
Expedition Class

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WQ6X is currently in Alameda California

For more information contact: Ron Fitch

Telephone Ron at: (818) 216-5376

E-mail Ron at: Ron@WQ6X.Info

08-16-2015