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.
Activity was up a bit in 2020, but no logs were received from seven counties, although at least five
of those counties had some activity that showed up in submitted logs. Fourteen counties were activated
only by mobiles.
These county activity tables show activity for each of the last
eight years - 2013-2020. 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.
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!
But we'd like to do better! In recent WIQP's, around 20 counties were activated only by mobiles passing through.
More specifically, there are four counties that have no contacts by a fixed station during the
entire eight-year period - 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 these 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 wish, you can download the table data in
Excel format. Also, if you need a detailed map of a Wisconsin county, check out the
Wisconsin DOT website.
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.