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Club Competition Update

While Thanksgiving is only a day away, many of the MWA crew were thinking about pizza in the fall! Over 41% of our club turned out for the ARRL Sweepstakes Phone last weekend. Before I get to the team scores, and the chase for the pizza, here are some individual performers who kept their butts in the chair to score over 50k:

  • K1KD – 237,380
  • KØMD – 199,422
  • NØAT – 159,526
  • ACØW – 152,604
  • NØHJZ – 142,926
  • KØYR – 114,800
  • KØAD – 103,332
  • NIØK – 93,120
  • WØOR – 95,940
  • KØHB – 87,980
  • KØTI – 83,916
  • KØOB – 80,000
  • WØPI – 76,302
  • KIØF – 69,300
  • WAØMHJ – 68,544
  • K4IU – 64,834
  • KBØEO – 58,240
  • KØJJR – 58,032

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if you can get your team to turn out for a contest, you’ll win the Pizza Point. This past weekend was no exception. Team South scored the point towards the pepperoni by getting over half their team to get on the air! All the teams did an exceptional job of exceeding last years numbers! The MWA score will certainly rank higher this year among the other clubs!

Full Sweepstakes SSB results are:

  • Team South – 1,589,606 points (Up 148.01% over last year!) – 33 members active (53% of team)
  • Team Hennepin – 691,300 points (Up 94.03% over last year!) – 15 members active (37% of team)
  • Team North – 481,348 points (Up 49.09% over last year!) – 17 members active (31% of team)
  • TOTAL MWA – 2,762,254 points (Up 109.25% over last year) – 65 club members active (41% of the club)

Our combined Sweepstakes score will be near 5.8 million points.  This is about average for our club for the bottom of the cycle.  Maybe next year we could “go for it” and try to beat the All-Time MWA SS score of 8.2 million points.

Team South is definitely feeling the anger of not eating discounted pizza last fall. It looks like Team South is telling Covid that they want to eat again at the Fall 2021 event. The pizza standings are as follows:

  • Team South – 3 Points (CQWW RTTY, SS CW & SS Phone)
  • Team North – 1 Point (CQWW Phone)
  • Team Hennepin – 0 Points

Next up, CQWW DX CW. This will be one of our toughest events. I’ll shoot out a reminder later.

Thanks to everyone that got on the air.  Remember to get those logs sent in!

73, Rich NØHJZ

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One Million Points

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:

  • CQWW RTTY – 300 QSO’s x 75 mults (average QSO worth 2 pts) = 45,000 points
  • CQWW DX Phone – 400 QSO’s x 200 mults (average QSO worth 2.5 pts) = 200,000 points
  • Sweepstakes CW – 350 QSO’s x 75 mults (QSO’s worth 2 pts) = 52,500 points
  • Sweepstakes Phone – 350 QSO’s x 75 mults (QSO’s worth 2 pts) = 52,500 points
  • CQWW DX CW – 400 QSO’s x 200 mults (average QSO worth 2.5 pts) = 200,000 points
  • ARRL 160 Meter Contest – 250 QSO’s x 50 mults (QSO’s worth 2 pts) = 25,000 points
  • ARRL 10 Meter Contest – 300 QSO’s x 60 mults (average QSO worth 2.5 pts) = 45,000 points
  • ARRL RTTY Round-Up – 400 QSO’s x 50 mults (QSO’s worth 1 pt) = 20,000 points
  • Minnesota QSO Party – 400 QSO’s x 60 mults (QSO’s worth 2 pts) = 48,000 points
  • ARRL DX CW – 350 QSO’s x 150 mults (QSO’s worth 3 pts) = 157,500 points
  • ARRL DX Phone – 350 QSO’s x 150 mults (QSO’s worth 3 pts) = 157,500 points

FULL YEAR TOTAL = 1,003,000 points

You’ll need to work all three modes. You can go with low power or high power. You can run assisted to add to your multiplier count. You just need to get on the air and spend some time making QSO’s! If anyone needs more help getting their station ready for the contest season, let me know.

I hope this helps more stations earn their certificates at next years meeting and enjoy the contest season more!

73, Rich NØHJZ