Club Competition Update
We've got a couple weeks until MNQP and the race for the pizza is getting a bit tighter! Team North is still in the lead but Team Hennepin and Team South picked up a couple points. Here are the results from the ARRL RTTY RU and the whole year:
ARRL RTTY Round-Up
MWA gained on its score from last year despite only having 33% of the club active. Can you imagine the score we could post if we got 100% participation?! Here are the results:
FULL YEAR COMPETITION
We can make up the deficit. It all starts with getting everyone on the air for MNQP! Let's put Minnesota on the air in a BIG way!
73, Rich NØHJZ
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.
One Million Points
After our meeting on Tuesday, a few of you asked me to share how to get to a million points in the contest season. You need to make an effort to be active in all 11 contests in our contest season. I think that, with a minimal station, and some BIC time, everyone in MWA could do this. Here is the formula:
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.