This page provides information you can use to plan your strategy in ways that will maximize the number
of counties that are activated during the QSO Party. We hope you find
this data useful for your planning purposes, but if you'd like something more, please let us know - we
are open for suggestions on how to make it better.
These county activity tables show activity for each of the last
nine years - 2013-2021. The Total Q's column is probably the best indication of activity in each county and
the tables are sorted on that column. Note that, except for the last column, all data is based on the sent
exchange information in the logs received. The Rcvd Q's column is the number of times that county was received
by stations that submitted logs. If you want to download the table data, here it is in Excel format.
As you can see from the data, no logs were received from four counties in 2021, down from seven in 2020. Some
activity showed up in submitted logs from 3 of the 4, with only Menominee showing no activity at all. 30% of our
counties (22) were activated only by mobiles.
There are four counties that have no contacts (as in zero) by a fixed station since 2013 - Taylor, Menominee,
Shawano and Jackson. (Close behind is Langlade with 4 fixed Q's). If you're located in, or can operate from one of
the relatively inactive counties, that's an extra incentive to get on the air. You will be popular! And since most
of the mobiles on on CW, phone stations in these rare counties will be especially in demand. We need local hams to
be more active!
If you need a detailed map of a Wisconsin county, check out the
Wisconsin DOT website.
Once again, thanks to everyone for doing such a great job of covering our counties, both fixed and
mobile. WIQP would not be the same without you. Please keep up the good work - it is greatly appreciated!
And if you're not already a member, please join our Mailing List (email
reflector) to catch announcements and some banter on what others have in mind in the weeks before WIQP.