Club Competition Update

I wanted to get the ARRL DX Phone results out so everyone could focus on the QSO Parties this weekend and getting ready for summer antenna/station improvements.

In the Team Competition, it was more of the same. Team South had a larger percentage of their team on the air and that translated to another Pizza Point. Here are the results:

  • Team South – 4,254,704 points (Up 256.01% over last year!) – 33 active members (49% of the team!)
  • Team North – 773,313 points (Down 17.11% from last year) – 13 active members (23% of the team)
  • Team Hennepin – 344,880 points (Down 69.68% from last year) – 7 active members (17% of the team)
  • OVERALL MWA – 5,372,897 points (Up 64.53% over last year!) – 53 active members (32% of the club)

For the entire year, MWA had more points then last year. A great job by all during our Covid year! We ended with 75,132,523 points, up about 1% over last year! Congrats to everyone who got on the air!

Team South wins the Pizza in a repeat victory of last year. It’s been a while since we had a repeat winner. Can Team South pull off the rare three-peat?! That will be a monumental challenge. While South will be gunning for the three-peat, Teams North and Hennepin have the easier path to 2021-2022 pizza glory.

Congrats to everyone on a great year of competition (and fun!). Let’s get all our stations tuned up for next year!

73, Rich NØHJZ


MN QSO Party

The Minnesota QSO Party was Saturday, February 6th. We hope you were able to join us for the fun. Make sure you send in your logs. All the information you need is on our MN QSO Party pages.


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