There are two contests in August on the MARC Casual Contesters Calendar.
1. First up is the North American QSO Party (NAQP) SSB that starts at 1800 UTC on August 15 and runs until 0600 UTC on August 16.
Goal is to work as many North American stations as possible. It’s a good contest for chasing WAS (Worked All States) as the rare ones will be on the air.
Rules can be found at: www.ncjweb.com
The contest has a Team Competition, teams must be registered prior to the contest. Denny, KC8RPV, is taking the lead for NAQP so if you want to be on a MARC team contact Denny by 9:00 PM on the Friday before the contest.
2. Next up is the Ohio QSO Party that runs from noon to midnight local time on August 22.
Rules can be found at www.ohqp.org
The Ohio QSO Party has a club competition. To have your score added to the MARC score include the following line in your entry:
CLUB: Milford Ohio ARC
MARC Contest Coordinator