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59th Running Of The CQP!
1600 UTC October 5, 2024 to 2200 UTC October 6, 2024
CQP 2024 Begins:


Strategy & Tips
Some real-world data to help you optimize your performance in the CQP.
Operator's Guide To CQP
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CA Operator's Guide (29 pages) CA_operators_guide_to_CQP_2023.pdf
US/VE/DX Operator's Guide (25 pages) USVEDX_operators_guide_to_CQP_2023.pdf
QSO Data
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CQP 2022 QSOs per Band by Hour https://cqp.org/results/2022/2022_qs.hr.band.jpg
CQP 2022 Total QSOs by Hour https://cqp.org/results/2022/2022_qs.hr.jpg
CQP 2020 QSO Percentage by Hour for Every Band/Mode (low sunspot activity) cqp2020_qso_percentage_by_bandmode.pdf
CQP 2020 Total QSOs per Hour (low sunspot activity) cqp2020_total_qsos_by_hour.jpg
CQP QSOs per Band by Hour
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Medium Sunspot Activity -
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CQP 2009 QSO Data by Band and Mode, Every 30 minutes (low sunspot activity) https://cqp.org/results/2009/CQP_2009_Claimed_Qs.pdf
Frequency Data
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Updated: Where to operate on 10M, 15M, 20M and 40M? cqp_10m_through_40m_frequencies.pdf
Multiplier Data
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Rarest CA Counties https://cqp.org/results/2022/CQP_2022_County_Rareness_Data.pdf
Rarest US/VE Mults https://cqp.org/results/2022/CQP_2022_US_VE_Rareness_Data.pdf
County and US/VE Mult Sweeps: 2009-2021
# of CA counties contacted by all non-CA stations: 2017-2021
CW Speed Data
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CW Speeds during first 8 hours of CQP 2020 cqp2020_cw_speeds_rbn.pdf
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Keys to successful CA county expeditions cqp_successful_expeditions.pdf
Building an operating trailer for county expeditions (W6GJB, K9YC) http://k9yc.com/trailer.pdf
Operating trailer in action in 7QP (W6GJB, K9YC) http://k9yc.com/7QP.pdf
Time lapse video of Hexbeam construction and installation on a tripod mast (N6NUL) https://www.ebyron.com/Amateur-Radio/2019/CQP/i-fTRvvfV
Build a common mode choke to reduce RFI from generator (K9YC) See page 23 of http://k9yc.com/RFI-Ham.pdf
Solve RFI on a CQP expedition (K9YC); https://www.nccc.cc/pdf/CQP-RFI2013-2.pdf
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Video by K8MR about mobile contesting in QSO Parties https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OisOF_UsY64

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