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*************************** CURRENT CONTEST ACTIVITY ******************************

A last minute decision to run Sunday in the Nebraska QSO Party on April 23!  We'll be on from about 10:30am CDT until 5:00pm CDT.  No schedule this time since XYL Lorna will be birdwatching from time to time, but here's the list of 14 counties in southern Nebraska:

Thayer, Nuckolls, Webster, Franklin, Harlan, Furnas, Gosper, Dawson, Buffalo, Phelps, Kearney, Adams, Clay, Fillmore, Thayer (again).

Look for me around "37" frequencies on both CW and SSB, and happy to QSY to a different band or mode on your request.  Spots always appreciated!

73, Bob and Lorna

************************ 2017 OKLAHOMA QSO PARTY INFORMATION *******************

CQ OQP DE W0BH/m from 34 counties in northerm, east central, and southeast Oklahama! My XYL/driver Lorna (K0WHY) and I will be mobile in the Oklahoma QSO Party on March 11-12. Note that the Saturday start time for the OQP has been moved back an hour to 1500Z.

Look for me CW and SSB on 20/40/15. You can work me in each county on each band and mode. Look for me generally around "7" frequencies (27,37,47 with a preference for 37). If 10 opens up, I'll put out some calls there in counties where I have more time, and I'll try 80m on Saturday evening.

We'll be on a number of county lines, so be sure to listen for additional counties. I'll also send "n" or say "next" and the number of minutes to the next county from time to time.

Here is a link to my complete schedule which includes a map, estimated times and county line operations: 17okqp_w0bh.pdf

Revised 2017 OKQP Route W0BH

Saturday, March 11, 2017 (1500-0200Z) - 19 counties

Kay, Garfield/GAR, Noble, Grant/GNT, Alfalfa, Woods/WOO, Major, Woodward/WDW, Dewey, Custer, Blaine, Kingfisher, Canadian, Oklahoma, Logan, Payne, Lincoln, Creek, Tulsa.

Sunday, March 12, 2017 (1400-2000Z) - 15 counties

TUL (again), Wagoner, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Okfuskee, Hughes, McIntosh, Pittsburg, Atoka, Pushmataha, Choctaw, Bryan, Marshall, Johnston, Carter, Love.


Link to my 2017 Oklahoma QSO Party 3830 writeup.

If you need QSL confirmation, follow the instructions below. The OKQP Rules allow spotting, so thanks in advance for putting us up on the spotting nets.

If we're in a county you need, please work us .. otherwise, work us anyway because we certainly need you!

-- 73, Bob and Lorna

************************************ NPOTA ACTIVITY *****************************************

It's hard to believe our NPOTA year is over.  My goal was to put 100 unique NPOTA sites on the air to celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service. I made 100 on Dec 29 .. thanks to you all!

Be sure to check out my Top-10 Leaderboard below.

NPOTA mobile stats: updated 31 Dec 2016
NPOTA mobile contacts: 7,286
Unique call signs worked: 3,288
Total sites activated: 157
Total activations: 119
Unique park activations: 100 !!!

My final trip:

17 Dec (Sat) NS25/TR12 (ar), NS45 (ar) - uploaded to LOTW 12/17/2016
18 Dec (Sun) PK04 (ms), TR02 (ms), BF10 (ms) - uploaded to LOTW 12/18/2016
19 Dec (Mon) NS71 (al), NS72 (al), NS40 (ga), NS02 (ga) - uploaded to LOTW 12/19/2016
20 Dec (Tue) NM05 (fl) - uploaded to LOTW 12/20/2016 20SSB
23 Dec (Fri) NM05 (fl) - uploaded to LOTW 12/23/2016 40CW

26 Dec (Mon) WR37 (fl), SS02 (fl), MN30 (fl), MN14 (fl) - uploaded to LOTW 12/26/2016
27 Dec (Tue) NM08/PV16 (fl), SS06 (ga), MN29 (ga), MN33 (ga) - uploaded to LOTW 12/27/2016

28 Dec (Wed) NS09 (sc), MN35 (sc), NP12 (sc) - uploaded to LOTW 12/28/2016
29 Dec (Thu) NS55 (sc),
AA10 (sc) - uploaded to LOTW 12/29/2016
30 Dec (Fri) MP04 (nc) - uploaded to LOTW 12/31/2016
31 Dec (Sat) MP04 (nc) - uploaded to LOTW 12/31/2016

Special thanks to my NPOTA Top-10 (10 or more contacts with W0BH/m) - updated 31 Dec 2016

Top-10 Leaderboard

29: KE7SW
23: VE7CV
21: NA6L
20: W2JU WE5EE
18: K6VIA K8JE
17: N8II W9AV

*********************** 2016 TEXAS QSO PARTY INFORMATION ************************

CQ TQP de W0BH/m from 31 counties in the Texas Panhandle! Lorna/K0WHY and I will be mobile in the Texas QSO Party on September 24-25.

Look for us on 20/40/15 and occasionally on 80. You can work us in each county on each band and mode. We'll try to stay around "7" : 3537 7037, 7237, 14037, 14237, 21037, 21337, 28037, 28437. Once you find us, put the frequency in memory and we'll try to return to the same frequency whenever possible. We'll also keep checking 10m during the day. Set up a Radio Beacon Network (RBN) alert for us, and you'll always know when we come up on a new CW frequency.

The schedule is tight, but we'll try to work both CW and SSB from each county. TQP rules state that a complete contact must be made for each county. After we work the first county on a line, we'll send BK or say "Break" and give you the next county.

Here is the link to a complete schedule including times and a map: 16txqp_w0bh.pdf

W0BH/m 2015 TQP Route

Saturday, September 24, 2016 (1400-0200Z)

Ochiltree, Hansford, Hutchinson, Moore, Sherman, Dallam, Hartley, Oldham, Potter, Carson, Armstrong, Randall, Deaf Smith, Castro, Parmer, Bailey, Lamb, Swisher, Hale, Floyd, Motley, Cottle, (maybe Childress for a few minutes)

Sunday, September 25, 2016 (1400-2000Z)

Childress, Hall, Donley, Collingsworth, Wheeler, Hemphill, Gray, Roberts, Lipscomb.

Link to my 2016 Texas QSO Party 3830 writeup.

*********************** 2016 KANSAS QSO PARTY INFORMATION ***********************

Link to my 2016 Kansas QSO Party 3830 writeup.

The 2016 Kansas QSO Party was August 27-28.  I ran mobile as K0A/m with XYL, Lorna, K0WHY driving on Saturday, and Aaron, N0QD driving on Sunday. We put four 1x1 calls on the air: K0A, N0T, N0Q, and K0P (for AF5Q who had to cancel at the last minute).

For the schedule and route information, go the the K0A QRZ web page.  For KSQP rules and spelling challenge info as well as plaque, certificate, and antique radio stamp info, go to the KSQP web site.

QSL SASE via W0BH for K0A and N0T (one envelope is fine), and QSL direct for Aaron/N0Q. 

73, Bob/K0A, Lorna/N0T, and Aaron/N0Q

************************ 2016 GEORGIA QSO PARTY INFORMATION *******************

Here's the link to our 3830 GQP writeup. A longer version is pending for publication. We couldn't have done it without you!

CQ GQP DE W0BH/m from 73 (yes, you read that right, 73!) counties in Georgia. Our goal was to break the record of 61 counties and we did! Along with XYL Lorna/K0WHY, and John/N6MU who flew in from California, we were hosted by Paul/N4PN for the event. This was a full-time multi-multi mobile operation on both CW and SSB.

Here's the link to our schedule and maps: 16gqp_w0bh.pdf

W0BH 2016 GQP route

Saturday, April 9, 2016 (1400-0400Z) - 34 counties

Talbot, Taylor, Marion, Schley, Macon, Sumter, Lee, Terrell, Randolph, Calhoun, Baker, Early, Miller, Seminole, Decatur, Grady, Thomas, Brooks, Lowndes, Echols, Lanier, Clinch, Berrien, Cook Colquitt, Worth, Tift, Turner, Crisp, Dooly, Houston, Peach, Crawford, Bibb.

Sunday, April 10, 2016 (1400-2400Z) - 39 counties

Upson, Monroe, Lamar, Pike, Spalding, Fayette, Coweta, Meriwether, Troup, Heard, Fulton, Clayton, DeKalb, Rockdale, Newton, Walton, Morgan, Greene, Taliaferro, Warren, Hancock, Washington, Glascock, Jefferson, Burke, Jenkins, Screven, Bulloch, Evans, Candler, Tattnall, Emanuel, Toombs, Montgomery, Treutlen, Laurens, Bleckley, Wilkinson, Twiggs.


If you need QSL confirmation, follow the instructions below. Thanks to all for the fun!

-- 73, Bob/w0bh, Lorna/k0why, John/n6mu, and Paul/n4pn

*************************** 2013 GEORGIA QSO PARTY INFORMATION *********************

Paul/N4PN, Dave/N4VDL and I survived running 61 counties in the Georgia QSO Party and I made it safely back to Kansas. I posted the stats on 3830 and the writeup is in process, perhaps for publication. If you need the county list, here's the link:


2013 GQP : W0BH/m Route

************************** QSL INFORMATION **************************

My QTH is McPherson County, Kansas : EM18, CQ 4, ITU 7. All contest and QSO Party contacts worked from the home QTH from 1996-2012 have been uploaded to Logbook of the World, and 2013 contacts are uploaded shortly after the event. Please QSL direct, and PLEASE INCLUDE A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE (SASE).

I don't upload mobile QSO Party contacts to LOTW unless requested. Just email me and I can upload a particular contact for you.

Look for me mobile in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas QSO Parties in 2015. Check out the KSQP details at http://www.ksqsoparty.org.

*********************** GENERAL INFORMATION ***********************

If you just looked me up during a contest and we haven't worked yet, PLEASE CALL!

If you're new to contesting, I'll be happy to help you with the exchange.

If we made contact, THANKS!

I enjoy travelling with my wife, Lorna (K0WHY) and take the ICOM 7000 and 706MkIIG with Hustler verticals along for the ride. The photo shows the current mobile setup. In between travelling, I teach Computer Science, Aviation and Air Traffic Control at Hesston College and enjoy working with the Hesston College Amateur Radio Club as trustee of club call K0HC.

I'm also the coordinator of the Kansas QSO Party. This year it will be on August 26-27. For more information, check out the KSQP web site: http://www.ksqsoparty.org/.

Lorna and I were also the "Rover" half of the first recorded "Worked All States: Single Rover" with Nelson, N0LRA in Hesston, Kansas. Look for my article with the same title in the February 2009 issue of QST. Here's a link to "the rest of the story" which also includes details and photos of Nelson's dipole box mentioned in the article.


See you down the log!

73, Bob, w0bh

2015 KSQP Antique Radio Stamps

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