Club Competition Update

I think we just experienced some of the best conditions for a DX contest….ever!  What a weekend!  There were times in the early evening when we had five bands open at the same time!  What does the sun have planned for us in the next contest?!

Thanks to everyone that got on the air! We threw out a challenge to beat the 36 million points that we accumulated last year. With the great conditions AND good BIC time, we blew right past that goal! Also, congrats to some of our newer CW ops! Craig, KC0DMF, got on his first CW contest while Thor, K0TJT, and Jim, W0PMO, continued to push their CW skills forward! Congrats gentlemen!

When the dust settled, Team South grabbed the Pizza Point.  The activity numbers were exactly even for this contest.  Here are the top scores from the contest:

  • NØAV 3,389,694
  • KØPC 3,021,314
  • ACØW 2,956,823
  • NAØN 2,414,355
  • WØOR 2,343,450
  • NØHJZ 2,141,568
  • KA9FOX 2,114,940
  • WØPR 1,966,734
  • KØRC 1,941,027
  • KMØO 1,859,676
  • KØAD 1,710,276
  • WØRX 1,621,746
  • K4IU 1,542,690
  • WØBM 1,333,800
  • KØHB 1,288,413
  • NØBUI 1,223,145
  • WØELT 1,200,045
  • KB9S 1,168,365
  • KØEA  989,172
  • WØUC 930,216
  • KIØF 849,300
  • KNØV 845,064
  • KØMPH 833,388
  • NDØC 748,584
  • KAØPQW 631,701
  • KØYR 616,437
  • KØJJR 604,968
  • KØCN 506,547
  • NRØT 500,388

Here are the numbers from the Team Competition:

  • Team South – 27,338,245 Points – 28 active stations (43% of the team)
  • Team North – 21,294,231 Points – 28 active stations (34% of the team)
  • TOTAL MWA – 48,632,476 Points – 56 active club members (38% of the club)

Thanks to everyone who got on the air to drive the MWA score higher!

Next up…….ARRL DX Phone in two weeks!




MN QSO Party

The 2024 Minnesota QSO Party was on Saturday, February 3rd. Logs are due by February 17th. All the information you need is on our MN QSO Party pages. Thanks for your participation!


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 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.


MWA Merchandise

MWA merchandise is available from the following vendors:

Name badge from
Tag-Me Engraving

MWA logo clothing from