The 2023 Indiana QSO Party, takes place May 6-7. It’s a 12-hour on-the-air contest during which stations try to make as many contacts as possible, including as many Indiana counties as possible. Only SSB (voice) and CW (Morse code) contacts are allowed. No digital, no VHF and no WARC bands. Stations must keep a log (usually via a computer logging program) and may submit their logs to see where they place.
Fort Wayne Radio Club members have often participated as individuals and submitted our logs with the club identified as our affiliated club. This allows the governing body, the Hoosier DX and Contest Club, to issue an award plaque for the top club in the state. We have won at least five times, with three of them as new record high scores!
Another cool thing is that the New England QSO Party, the “7 Land” QSO Party, and the Delaware QSO Party are on the same day, so the bands are really a target rich environment! They help us and we help them.