SAVE THE DATE!
The 2015 Annual meeting of the MWA is scheduled for Tuesday, September 22nd. The location is the same as the last several years, Broadway Pizza in Fridley. We will be meeting in the banquet room in the lower level.
Social Hour 5:00 - 6:00
Cost for meal (Pizza, salad bar, soft drink)
Please bring exact change!
A Few Points on Getting More Points
Metal-in-air, butt-in-chair, submit your log.
That mantra goes a long way, but there is much more to learn and do to improve
Bill Mitchell, AEØEE, provides some tips on improving your score in this article.
MWA Friend Files
The various friend files for the different contest software have been updated based on current MWA membership. There are two versions for each program, one has MWA flag in the file so when it comes up on the screen you see MWA along with name, etc. Some people like this and others don’t.
The zip file name with MWA.zip at the very end has the MWA flag in the file.
Each zip file also has instructions on how to install with the particular software.
Club Competition Update
The scores will be posted to the website soon. The contest season finale is this weekend with the ARRL DX Phone Contest. Unless there is a major miracle, it looks like Team North has won the pizza! Winning the pizza challenge is all about team activity and Team North has consistently gotten on the air all year.
Here are the updated results as we head towards this weekends contest:
ARRL DX CW CONTEST
FULL YEAR PIZZA COMPETITION
The MWA contest season ends this weekend with the ARRL DX Phone Contest. Make sure you get on and run up a great score. It is still possible for any team to win the pizza but we'll need some great efforts!
Good luck to everyone this weekend!
73, Rich NØHJZ
Some of our members are using switchable bandpass filters in their stations. In particular the fellows who operate SO2R or multi-op. The objective is to be able to listen or transmit on two separate bands with reduced interference between the radios on the two or more bands.
I bought two Dunestar filters from one of the MWA members. At the time we made the deal I had been advised that one or two of the bands did not seem to operate correctly. I accepted that condition as a part of the purchase.