Who was Rare. Who was Not.

There were 24705 qsos reported in the 2003 OQP. SSB narrowly beat out CW, 12,435 to 12,270. By band and mode, we had:

     80   40   20   15   10
SSB 3186 5701 3374 169 5
CW 2468 7347 2366 86 3

The OQP log checking revealed qsos reported from 87 of Ohio's 88 counties. Missing in action was Madison county, located just west of Columbus. All the other Ohio counties had at least double digit numbers of reported qsos.

With the adjustment of the Canadian multipliers to reflect what Canada is really like (i.e. Labrador is really part of the province of Newfoundland, and we lumped together the three northern territories of Yukon, Northwest, and Nunuvut, where nobody lives anyway), we had all the multipliers outside Ohio worked! Of course there is lots of room for improvement, as there were only single qsos reported in Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, and the Northern Territories.

If you ever heard someone in Lake county working someone in Pennsylvania, that was normal! Lake, Lucas, and Cuyahoga were the most worked Ohio counties, with Pennsylvania, Texas, and Florida the most reported locations outside Ohio.