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Club Competition Update

Despite conditions that were not stellar, the Minnesota QSO Party was a huge success! It looks like all counties were activated and there was
continual operation on most bands throughout the day! Thanks to everyone that got on the air!

While activity was good, we can do better! We only had 40% of our club active. Can you imagine the activity and QSO counts we could produce if we all got on the air?! Next year!!

People kept their butts in the chair longer this year! Eight stations reported scores over 50,000 points and another seven stations scored over 100k! Great effort everyone!

Team South managed to get more stations on the air and they won the pizza point! Their 26 station effort (almost half the team) was tops in MWA.

Here are the results:

  • Team South – 1,036,995 points (Up 61.41% over last year!) – 26 active
  • stations (49% of the team)
  • Team North – 778,488 points (Up 17.50% over last year!) – 24 active
  • stations (41% of the team)
  • Team Hennepin – 407,875 points (Up 12.10% over last year!) – 13 active stations (29% of the team)
  • OVERALL MWA – 2,223,358 points (Up 33.23%) over last year!) – 63 active stations (40% of the club)

The overall pizza competition moves onto ARRL DX CW in a couple weeks.

Team South still leads the pizza competition:

Team South – 4 points
Team Hennepin – 3 points
Team North – 2 points

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