California QSO Party 2010
K6M Operation in Modoc County

The California QSO Party is an event wherein Radio Amateurs activate all California counties
for the purpose of ensuring radio readiness in the event of disasters; natural or otherwise.
Of all the state QSO parties, CQP is by far the largest and most popular.

Essentially, the CQP event is a world-wide contest - one of the reasons it is so popular.

For 2010, CQP was active from 9:00 a.m. PDT on October 2 to 3:00 p.m. PDT on October 3, 2010.
There was a 1 hour practice event on Friday evening starting with C.W. at 7pm and SSB at 7:30pm - each for 30 mins.
Unfortunately, the GPS had us lost at that time giving us no opportunity to partricipate.
Ron (WQ6X) & George (N6GEO) operated as K6M from a small tent trailer on a private piece of land in Modoc county.
We were one of only 3 stations operating from Modoc.

CQP is Sponsored by
The Northern California Contest Club

CQP Begins in:

K6M operated from a tent trailer on this dirt road

near Alturas in the S.W. corner of Modoc County.

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Click Here to view the CQP contest rules for 2010.

Click Here for a list of all California Counties

Click Here to view the K6M proposed Band Plan for the 2010 Event.

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Click Here to view WQ6X's previous CQP activities.

In CQP, amateurs from around the world endeavor to contact California amateurs on the standard radio bands from 160-meters (1.8 mhz) to 10-meters (28 mhz) as well as 6m (50 mhz) & 2m (144 mhz). Unfortunately, for CQP 2010, the Solar Flux hovered near 90 - less than a year into Solar Cycle 24.

Here are two OP pictures along with the Score Totals from the 2010 CQP event.
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George - N6GEO

George kept us alive on single sideband (SSB) and also on 40-m C.W. Here, George is making his presence known on 15-m sideband saturday afternoon. The classic Kenwood TS-120 and Kenwood tuner did the job.

Ron - WQ6X

This picture was taken mid Saturday afternoon while I ran 20-Cw.
The Elecraft K2 did an excellent job on Cw, front-ended with a Daiwa keyer.
Somehow we crammed two operating setups on one tiny table.

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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