The CQ WW is the largest Amateur Radio competition in the world. Over 35,000 participants take to the airwaves on the last weekend of October (SSB) and November (CW) with the goal of making as many contacts with as many different DXCC entities and CQ Zones as possible.


CQ WW Contest Dates

SSB: October 27 - 28, 2018

CW: November 24 - 25, 2018

Starts: 0000 UTC Saturday
Ends: 2359 UTC Sunday


Addidtional Details and other info

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The Ohio QSO Party is an opportunity for amateur radio operators around the world to celebrate the great state of Ohio.
If you are a ham we invite you to stop into the Woodchuck's Cement Tent and join us.

If you’re not a ‘ham’ and this sounds like a foreign language to you, please visit the Woodchuck's and we will demonstrate the event to you.

 The ARRL site has resources that explain amateur radio and how you can become licensed and join in the fun.


For Amateurs inside the state of Ohio to make contact with as many Amateurs as possible both inside and outside of Ohio. For Amateurs outside the state of Ohio to make contact with as many Ohio stations as possible. Non-Ohio stations may work only Ohio stations, while Ohio stations may contact anyone.

The Ohio QSO Party occurs on the fourth Saturday of August. The contest period extends from 1200 EDT [noon] to 2400 EDT [midnight] (1600Z Saturday until 0400Z Sunday). All stations may operate the full twelve hours. The 2018 contest is on August 25th.


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