| West Allis Radio Amateur Club
A Non-Profit Educational Organization
Wisconsin QSO Party
Activate All 72!
As always, we want to get all 72 Wisconsin counties activated for WIQP. This page provides information that we hope will help you plan your strategy in ways that will maximize activation. 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.
Once again there was activity in and logs were received from all 72 Wisconsin counties in 2017. Twenty-Nine counties were activated only by mobiles, and we thank them for the time, effort and personal resources spent in doing this. At the same time, we would like to see more fixed stations get on the air in these counties.
This table shows activity by county for five years - 2013-2017. 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.
In 2016 there was mobile activity in every county but Green Lake. In 2015, nine counties were not visited by mobiles and ten were not visited in 2014. The increased number of mobiles shows. Fantastic! Also, in 2016, 23 counties had no fixed station on the air (only mobiles) versus 27 the previous year. So fixed station ops - please come to our Party, too! And after you do, please send in your log!
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!If you want to download the table data in Excel format, click here. 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.