The 2021 Hawaii QSO Party is set for 28 August-30 August 2021.
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Accessed on 27 July 2021, 0629 UTC, Post 2153.
Content supplied by Ala (AD6E/KH6TU) via Joseph Speroni (AH0A), ARRL Pacific Section Manager
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Alan (AD6E/KH6TU) reminds us the Hawaii QSO Party is very soon. This
is an HF event that has stations pointing their beams towards us. Even
modest stations will perform well. There have been 10-meter openings
recently giving Technician licensees an opportunity to work the world..
Here’s Alan’s message.
Please save the dates: Aug 28-30 for the Hawaii QSO Party
The HQP will run from 0400Z 28 August to 0359Z 30 August. Work as many
stations on as many bands and modes as you can.
I still hear it: “Where were all the Hawaii stations?” We really
need YOU to get on the air and make some QSOs. This is our one big HF
event of the year and there will be a LOT of folks out there looking for
HI. This event will be active for 48 hours, but no one has to be active
the whole time. Think of it as a 48 hour window of opportunity. Play
radio as much as you like during those hours. Make one QSO, two QSOs,
10, 100, 1,000 .. whatever. Just get active! Then send me your log. This
is a contest but it’s also an emcomm activity. Test your station and
your operating. Most important: Have FUN.
A map of the Hawaii multipliers can be found here:
While most QSO parties use their counties as multipliers, here in Hawaii
we only have five counties so we’ve expanded the multiplier list to use
“districts” instead roughly following the ancient Moku.
All digital modes (RTTY, FT8, FT4, PSK, whatever) are considered
“digital” so there are three modes to use: CW, Phone, Digital. Using
grid squares has been a problem in the past but I think we now have a
pretty good way of accepting them instead of the traditional QTH names.
As a result, for FTx modes, use the normal signal strength and grid
square mode. DO NOT use the Field Day mode. We tried that last year and
it simply didn’t work very well.
Please contact me directly if you have any questions or suggestions.
Also, please let other hams know about this Party. My list of hams with
HF ability is quite limited.
Alan AD6E / KH6TU
ARRL Pacific Section
Section Manager: Joseph Speroni, AH0A